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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.

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

The Atlantic’s CityLab Cautions Cutting REACH Funding Would Harm Organizations such as Bronx Health REACH

Bronx Health REACH was featured in The Atlantic’s CityLab online story on how cutting funding from the REACH program would have a negative effect on not only the work Bronx Health REACH has done in the Bronx, but the other forty-eight local entities across the U.S. that have received REACH grants. You can read the …read more

News12 The Bronx Visits El Nuevo Delicioso to Cover The Bronx Salad

News12 The Bronx aired a piece about The Bronx Salad back in October and recently visited El Nuevo Delicioso (410 East 148th Street in the Bronx) and spoke with Chef King Phojanakong for the story, “Bronx Salad catches on among borough restaurants.” You can view it here. Photo: News12 The Bronx.

September 22, 2017

Come out and support BAAFT at their press conference on WED SEPT 27. It's time for the MTA New York City Transit to eliminate alcohol ads!...

September 22, 2017

Have you heard about our anti-sugary drink campaign? Read more in the Bronx Health Reach blog. http://bit.ly/2jQiQgd...

September 21, 2017

Thank you to WellCare Health Plans for your support of the Healthy Bodega program with partners HITN and The Bodega Association, USA. Read more in the Bronx Health Reach blog. http://bit.ly/2hlyn36...

September 20, 2017

We had an amazing group that participated in our Physical Activity Training for School Aides Professional Development Training yesterday. Thank you to Fit 4 Life NYC Maurelhena Walles for leading the ...

September 19, 2017

Come on down to the The Institute for Family Health Stevenson center today for GrowNYC Fresh Food Box - this week there are blondee apples, green zucchini, brooccoli, corn and more! Here until 6:30 PM...

September 19, 2017

Join us one week from today for the 'Community Transformation through Partnerships' symposium, a unique event of diverse stakeholders highlighting the strategic partnerships among community groups, a...

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