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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.


The Partnership for a Healthier New York City Releases Citywide Advertising Campaign to Drink More Water

New York, NY (June 6, 2016)— Bronx Health REACH, the Bronx Borough Lead of The Partnership for a Healthier New York City, announces the debut of a citywide advertising campaign encouraging New Yorkers to drink more water. The media campaign promotes water as the best beverage choice. The choice is clear, for the health benefits and …read more

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


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


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


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

August 24, 2016

Last week Bronx Health Reach's Charmaine Ruddock along with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and New York City's YMCA participated in a webinar on how their organizations began healthy eat...

August 24, 2016

4 more days until the summer's last Boogie on the Boulevard, join us this SUNDAY, August 28, 12p-4p on the Grand Concourse & 162nd. There will be fun for all: dancing, zumba, tai chi, arts, plus a cha...

August 23, 2016

Great article about The Garden of Happiness in The Bronx, New York and how the green peppers from the garden go into the Bronx Hot Sauce....

August 23, 2016

This was made at the May Boogie on the Boulevard....

August 23, 2016

The Bronx’s 63 step streets are vital pedestrian pathways residents use as shortcuts to get from one street to another, and in doing so, get a good workout. ArtBridge & NYC Department Of Health And ...

August 22, 2016

Quick reminder that Bronx Health Reach partner, Partnerships for Parks will be holding a FREE PARTNERSHIP ACADEMY workshop TODAY on how you can join or create a park community group and take ownershi...

  • Missed the webinar w/ @BxHealthREACH @ymcanyc & @liscnyc on healthy eating and active living initiatives? View here
  • Bronx-based artists - @ArtBridge&@nycHealthy are creating street murals at the stepstreets (W 176th St & Jerome Ave, Bx NY) (917) 720-5742
  • We are live on Open now talking about the Bronxchester Fresh Food Box partners @GrowNYC and @BronxWorks
  • Tune in to Open 10 AM to learn about the Bronxchester Fresh Food Box with @GrowNYC's Nicole Tucker and Carolina Espinosa from @BronxWorks
  • Tune in to Open 10 AM to learn about the Bronxchester Fresh Food Box with GrowNYC Nicole Tucker and Carolina Espinosa from @BronxWorks
  • Hispanic teens are exposed to 80% more soda ads than white teens, contributing to the disparity in obesity rates.