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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 Institute for Family Health Receives CDC Grant to Expand Bronx Health REACH

New York, NY (October 5, 2018) – The Institute for Family Health received an award of nearly $4,000,000 to be used over a five-year period to expand the activities of its Bronx Health REACH (BHR) Coalition. Funded since 1999, BHR was initially focused on the South Bronx. This new funding will permit the Institute to …read more

2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmap Report Reveals Improvements in Rates of Premature Death, Fewer Children Living in Poverty and Food Environment Index for the Bronx

New York, NY (March 15, 2018) —The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmap Report released yesterday shows that the Bronx is still 62 out of the 62 New York State counties. But that does not tell the whole story. For example: • Over the past five years, the rate of premature …read more

Mott Haven Herald Features Bronx Health REACH & Partners’ Healthy Bodega Ad Campaign

The new “Don’t Stress, Eat Fresh” campaign promoting healthy options at Bronx bodegas has launched, and was recently featured in the Mott Haven Herald. Read more here.

Bronx Health REACH Healthy Bodega Marketing Campaign Featured on News12 The Bronx

Bronx Health REACH and the Bronx Bodega Partners Workgroup “Healthy Bodega Initiative” recently launched a marketing campaign that hopes to introduce Bronx residents to the 36 bodegas that offer healthier food options. The campaign features printed posters and social media messages about the “Fresh Bronx Bodegas.” Read more here.

The Bronx Salad Available at Seven Bronx Eateries During NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

New York, NY (February 5, 2018) — The Bronx Salad is now available at seven Bronx eateries during NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018 through February 9. Launched in the Bronx in 2016, The Bronx Salad is part of the Healthy Restaurant Initiative, a collaboration between the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH Coalition, South …read more

Bronx Bodega Partners Workgroup Hosts “Don’t Stress, Eat Fresh” Bronx Bodegas Marketing Campaign Event, Wednesday, November 15th

New York, NY (November 13, 2017) – The Bronx Bodega Partners Workgroup will be hosting a kick-off event for its “Don’t Stress Eat Fresh” marketing campaign on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at BronxWorks (1130 Grand Concourse, 2nd Floor Lounge). Developed over the past year, the campaign aims to increase awareness …read more

October 11, 2018

Last night was the final training session for the faith based Peer Health Coordinators participating in the Bronx Health Reach Healthy Children, Healthy Families program. Peer Health Coordinators from...

October 10, 2018

People with more education live healthier lives and their kids are more likely to thrive. Tune in TODAY at 3:30pm ET for a #CultureofHealthPrize discussion on how communities are stronger when educati...

October 10, 2018

Bronx Health Reach's Emma Rodgers (third from the left in photo) is a panelist today at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Take the Pressure Off Summit, NYC!...

October 09, 2018

We are inside The Institute for Family Health Stevenson Health center today for the Bronx Health Reach Corbin Hill Food Project Farm Share. If you ordered last week come by to get apples from LynOaken...

October 09, 2018

THIS FRIDAY: Join us for the Bronx Health Reach Health Disparities Workgroup meeting, a grassroots effort raising awareness about health inequities in the Bronx and challenging leaders to eliminate th...

October 08, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15. During this month the Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will focus its efforts on raising awareness about the im...

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