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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.

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

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.

January 17, 2019

Today's thisistheBronX WEEKDAY MAGAZINE features tips on how to combat a bulging waistline. ...

January 16, 2019

Moria is attending a rally (along with essential fruits and vegetables) today asking New York City Council members to support the Food & Nutrition Ed reporting bill, a proposal for increasing food and...

January 15, 2019

Today would have been Martin Luther King Jr’s 90th birthday. “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” #MLK...

January 15, 2019

On WED JAN 16 AT 12PM NYC teachers, students, and partners will rally on the steps of CITY HALL asking New York City Council members to support the Food & Nutrition Ed reporting bill, a proposal for i...

January 14, 2019

Starting next year, Lyft, in partnership with Martha's Table food, will be offering qualified families in the DC metro area discounted rides to and from the nearest supermarkets in their neighborhoods...

January 14, 2019

To address the disparities that black women are more at risk for childbirth complications, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, new leg...

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