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Bronx Health REACH was formed in 1999 to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and heart disease in African American and Latino communities in the southwest Bronx. Since then, the Bronx Health REACH coalition, led by the Institute for Family Health, has grown to include over 70 community-based organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, housing, and social service agencies. In 2007, Bronx Health REACH was recognized as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and began providing Legacy Project grants to other community coalitions working to eliminate disparities in healthcare. Building on the progress made over the last decade, Bronx Health REACH will continue to work with community members, coalition members, partners, and funders to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes once and for all.

Bronx Bodega Partners Workgroup Hosts “Don’t Stress, Eat Fresh” Bronx Bodegas Marketing Campaign Event, Wednesday, November 15th

New York, NY (November 13, 2017) – The Bronx Bodega Partners Workgroup will be hosting a kick-off event for its “Don’t Stress Eat Fresh” marketing campaign on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at BronxWorks (1130 Grand Concourse, 2nd Floor Lounge). Developed over the past year, the campaign aims to increase awareness …read more

Bronx Health REACH, Academic medical institutions, local community groups, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Host “Community Transformation through Partnerships” Symposium, Tuesday, September 26

New York, NY September 20, 2017—The Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH, Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, Bronx Community Health Network and the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, all New York City (NYC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …read more

Goya ‘Better for You’ Low Salt, Healthy Food Products to be Sold at Bronx Bodegas as part of Healthy Bodega Program

New York, NY August 4, 2017— Bronx Health REACH, a community coalition led by the Institute for Family Health, in partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), have partnered with Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company to offer Bronx residents the opportunity …read more

Health Department Launches “The Sour Side of Sweet” Media Campaign On the Health Hazards of Sugary Drinks

New York, NY, July 31, 2017 – The Health Department today announced a new media campaign and educational materials on the health dangers of consuming sugary-sweetened beverages. The drinks include soda, sweetened iced tea, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch and other fruit-flavored drinks. The new campaign, “The Sour Side of Sweet,” illustrates the health …read more

Phys Ed 4 All Coalition Applauds New York City’s Universal Physical Education Initiative

New York, NY, June 14, 2017 – The Phys Ed 4 All Coalition (PE4All), of which the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH is a partner, applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the city’s announced Universal Physical Education (PE) Initiative which will provide all schools …read more

The Bronx Leads The Charge To Combat Chronic Illness With The Launch Of The Healthy Beverage Zone

Union Community Health Center, Bronx Health REACH led by the Institute for Family Health’s and partners of the Bronx’s #Not62 – The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx, unveil the Healthy Beverage Zone, a movement that motivates and supports Bronxites to ditch sugary beverages and embrace better health. BRONX, NY (April 18, 2017) —The Bronx has set …read more

January 16, 2018

These Bronx Writing Academy students created a rap as part of their counter marketing against sugary beverages....

January 16, 2018

We have students from Bronx Writing Academy doing a presentation on counter marketing sugary beverages at our school based Nutrition and Fitness workgroup meeting....

January 16, 2018

Bronx Health Reach partner Transportation Alternatives Bronx Activist Committee is working to make not only your bike ride safer, but making Vision Zero's mission stronger in The Bronx. Join them for ...

January 15, 2018

Interested in coordinating school and community-based efforts around nutrition education, food access, physical education and physical activity? If so join us for the Bronx Health Reach Nutrition & Fi...

January 14, 2018

How can we make our Bronx public schools more equitable for students? Phipps Neighborhoods will be having a 2018 MLK Day Seminar: A Forum on Race and Education and invite you to discuss the history of...

January 12, 2018

While Bronx Health Reach is disappointed to learn (as reported by Streetsblog NYC) that the NYCDOT's final phase four construction on the Grand Concourse will not begin until 2019, thus delaying the G...

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