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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 05, 2016

Bronx Health Reach applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio's FY17 Budget Allocation for physical education in NYC elementary schools. Read about it in the Bronx Health REACH blog http://bit.ly/24aCRhW....

May 04, 2016

On Monday we posted about National Institutes of Health (NIH) launching a research program to reduce health disparities in surgical outcomes. Bronx Health Reach’s Emily Oppenheimer’s had an opport...

May 03, 2016

Give Local NYC is today! Help us continue to provide affordable health care for New Yorkers by sharing this status and pledging your support for The Institute for Family Health. 24-hours of community ...

May 02, 2016

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has launched an initiative to support research to better understand and address disparities in surgical care and outcomes for disadvant...

May 01, 2016

Amazing story about Bronx resident Ida Keeling who began running while in her 60's, and holds the fastest time for American women ages 95 to 99 in the 60-meter dash: 29.86 seconds. Oh, and she is 100 ...

April 30, 2016

Congratulations to Karen Washington for receiving the 2016 Earth Day Initiative/Natural Resource Defense Council-NY Award. As the founder of the Bronx based community garden, Garden of Happiness, Wash...