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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.

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.

DNAInfo Reports that Bronxites Can’t Get Enough of the Bronx Salad

After the first DNAInfo article appeared in October, reporter Eddie Small made follow up visits to Delmy, Don Pancho’s, Mott Haven Bar and Grill, and the Fine Fare at 459 East 149th Street in the Bronx to see how The Bronx Salad is doing with customers, and all say the salad is a hit with …read more

The Bronx Times Covers The Bronx Salad

The Bronx Times spoke with Bronx Health REACH partner SoBRO’s Jamila Diaz about The Bronx Salad in the article, “The Bronx Salad is a 5-star tasty mix.” You can read the article here.   Photo by Patrick Rocchio.

July 27, 2017

There are prescriptions for fruits and vegetables, and now there is Prescribe-a-Bike, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene pilot program where doctors offer a free one-year Citi Bike member...

July 27, 2017

REMINDER: FRI JULY 28th, 10 AM, you are invited to attend and share your voice at a meeting of an independent review committee that will be focusing on the Healthcare Systems of Care across the Bronx ...

July 26, 2017

"The NYC transit system serves as the yellow school bus for thousands of NYC school students. Exposure to alcohol ads is harmful to them and should be removed from the system," Hilary Ramirez, Bronx ...

July 26, 2017

"Alcohol ads are more likely to be found in neighborhoods with greater poverty and higher percentages of Black and Latino residents" - Bronx Health Reach's Director Charmaine Ruddock providing public ...

July 26, 2017

At 2 Broadway this morning as Bronx Health Reach's Director Charmaine Ruddock will be giving public comment in removing #BoozeAds from MTA New York City Transit system....

July 25, 2017

Today is Fresh Food Box day at the Institute for Family Health Stevenson center (3:30-6:30 PM). For those that placed an order last week, your colorful and delicious bag is ready to pick up today with...

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