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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.

Boogie on the Boulevard, Aug. 16, 2015.

New Partners Join #Not62 Campaign in Response to Bronx County Health Ranking

New York, NY (March 16, 2016) – The Health Department, a member of #NOT62 Campaign for a Healthy Bronx, today praised 15 community group organizations for joining the coalition’s effort to improve the health status of the Bronx. Since its launch last year, the Campaign for a Healthy Bronx has worked to recruit the borough’s …read more

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Bronx Health Reach Holds Clergy/Legislators Meeting For #Not62 – The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx

Bronx Clergy Leaders and Bronx Elected Officials Pledge to Improve the Health and Well-being of all Bronx Residents Photo: Left to right: Rev. Dr. R.L. Foley, Sr., Cosmopolitan AME Church, Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College, Charmaine Ruddock, Project Director for Bronx Health REACH.   Bronx, …read more

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Bronx, New York Recieves RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Innovative Efforts to Help Residents Lead Healthier Lives

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Bronx, New York in Efforts Towards Reducing Health Disparities Among African-Americans/Blacks and Latinos Bronx, New York (November 12, 2015) — Bronx, New York is one of eight winners of the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize celebrates the strides communities have made …read more

Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH Receives $35,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to Support the Healthy Bodega Initiative

New York, NY (October 23, 2015)—Bronx Health REACH, a community coalition led by the Institute for Family Health received a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to support it’s Healthy Bodega Initiative. In partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), this funding will …read more

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Bronx High School Students Celebrate the Installation of Three New Water Fountains

Bronx, NY (September 22, 2015) — Last week, Preston High School, an all-girls school in Throggs Neck, celebrated the installation of three new water fountains at a school-wide ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new fountains were installed over the summer, as part of a community-health effort led by the Partnership for a Healthier Bronx at Bronx Health …read more

20 Bronx Bodegas to Participate in The Healthy Bodega Initiative: Small Business Training to Promote Healthier Food and Beverages

New York, NY (August 3, 2015) — Bronx Health REACH, a project of the Institute for Family Health, is launching a new partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), as part of its longstanding Healthy Bodega Initiative to combat the obesity epidemic plaguing …read more

May 28, 2016

Are you #ReadyToBoogie? The first day of #BoogieontheBoulevard will be tomorrow, MAY 29TH at 12pm! Join us on the Grand Concourse and 162nd St for FREE music, activities and programs hosted by art/cul...

May 27, 2016

Bronx Health Reach is happy to hear that the Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court has lifted the enforcement ban so New York City can now enforce the rule requiring eateries to alert consu...

May 26, 2016

Many individuals have made significant contributions to not only The Institute for Family Health's Bronx Health Reach but have been strong activists for needed change in the Black and Latino commu...

May 25, 2016

We are halfway through Bronx Active Living Week, part of Not62: The Campaign For a Healthy Bronx. Some of the Bronx Health Reach staff went out today and completed almost 2,000 steps! How many steps ...

May 24, 2016

As part of Bronx Active Living Week at the Bronx Health Reach Faith Based Outreach meeting all in attendance today are doing Tai Chi!...

May 24, 2016

Jose Quintana, Community Health Educator at the Bronx DPHO providing information at the Bronx Health Reach FBOI about Health Bucks since Farmers market season begins next month....