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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.

Add Your Signature to Demand that the Governor and Mayor Prioritize the Health of the Bronx!

Since 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Ranking Report has ranked the Bronx 62 out of New York State’s 62 counties in health outcomes. In response to this, several groups have come together with Bronx residents to build a collaborative effort to improve the health of our borough. “#Not62 – The Campaign for …read more

Bronx Health REACH calls for end to Government shutdown as it poses a threat to public health

Bronx Health REACH was one of 280 New York organizations that signed on to a letter from Trust for America’s Health to President Trump and Congress calling for an end to the Government shutdown as it poses a threat to public health. Dr. Neil Calman, president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, which …read more

Bronx Health REACH Files Comments on Proposed “Public Charge” Rule

The Trump Administration has announced an executive action to make changes to the public charge rule. This executive action would make it harder for legal immigrants seeking permanent residency to get it if they have received certain kinds of public assistance including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/ food stamps, and housing subsidies. Below are …read more

Bronx Health REACH Rallies for Bronx to be #Not62

October 30, 2018 At a rally on Monday, the Institute-led Bronx Health REACH program, REACH Coalition members, elected officials and community residents gathered to demand health improvements in the Bronx, the New York State county with the worst health ranking of any in the state (the Bronx is ranked #62 out of 62). Bronx Health …read more

#Not62 Rally Calls on the Mayor and the Governor to make the health of the Bronx A PRIORITY! Mon, Oct 29 at 10:30am on the steps of Bronx Supreme Court, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

New York, NY (October 26, 2018) — To bring attention to The Bronx County’s ranking of 62 out of the 62 New York State counties in health over the past eight years, a #Not62 Rally will be held on Monday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the Bronx Supreme Court, 851 Grand …read more

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

August 19, 2019

REMINDER-The Bronx Health Reach Corbin Hill Food Project Farm Share at The Institute for Family Health Stevenson Center happens tomorrow, TUES AUG 20 (the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 3 to 530P...

August 18, 2019

Healthy Selections for the Crew at #FreshBronxBodegas http://bit.ly/2LqwPpR...

August 16, 2019

Help paint the Highbridge Flowers Mural today through Sunday (9AM to 9PM). LaurAlvarez and WHEDco will be painting the step street. Refreshments will be served and painting tools provided. Be sure to ...

August 15, 2019

Pediatrics, the journal of American Academy of Pediatrics recently published an article on a study of infants born less than 30 weeks gestation and have found that racial and ethnic disparities in vit...

August 14, 2019

Community Health Workers, peer specialists and lifestyle coaches are invited to attend a meeting on THURS AUG 15 from 9AM to 1PM hosted by Health People and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...

August 13, 2019

The Office of Civil Rights of the @HHS has proposed a new rule related to regulations issued under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. HHS is collecting comments DUE TODAY and can be submitted on...

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