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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.

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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

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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

July 27, 2016

The American Public Health Association Newswire released a new report, “Safe Routes to School By the Numbers,” on how greater use of data can promote walking and biking to school. "In many lower-...

July 26, 2016

Curious about how to make your water taste better, but still remain healthy? Check out this chart of 10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water! ********* ¿Te gustaría mejorar el sabor del agua sin af...

July 25, 2016

How does Bronx Health Reach partner school Grant Avenue Elementary School go about creating an Active Design Project for a more engaging play yard? Read the Bronx Health REACH blog post, "The Building...

July 24, 2016

This is Maria, a member of our Bronx Health Reach Faith-Based Outreach Initiative. Join us for the next Bronx Health Reach Faith-Based Outreach Initiative meeting on TUES, JULY 26 from 4-6 PM at Grand...

July 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends 5 to 9 servings of fruit and vegetables EVERY DAY. Be sure to get farm grown cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, apples, and more at the H...

July 22, 2016

Bronx Health Reach with youth from Fordham Manor Church, Iglesia Metodista Libre El Reman ente, Holy Spirit Church, Word of Life International, Inc. and Walker Memorial Baptist Church at the Roc Natio...