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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.

August 22, 2017

TODAY, come by The Institute for Family Health Stevenson to pickup your GrowNYC Fresh Food Box from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Plus, taste cooking creations of Coqui the Chef! It's $14 to buy a bag of fresh veg...

August 21, 2017

Great job yesterday by SoBRO's Alfred and UBC's Henry providing samples of The Bronx Salad at Boogie on the Boulevard yesterday. Everyone that tried it - loved it!...

August 20, 2017

Great to see young Bronxites enjoying The Bronx Salad served by Bronx Health Reach partners SoBRO and UBC....

August 20, 2017

Everyone's lining up to taste the best fruit infused water at #BoogieBlvd....

August 20, 2017

Gary did 10 pull ups today at #BoogieBlvd towards making The Bronx the strongest borough, with Bronx Health Reach partner Casita Maria....

August 20, 2017

Thirsty? Be sure to visit our tent at #BoogieBlvd for some great tasting fruit infused water....

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