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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 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

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

April 17, 2019

Have you heard about Oldways, A Taste of African Heritage? Next Avenue writes about the African heritage cooking class based on the traditional foods of the African Diaspora. Foods are made with herbs...

April 16, 2019

Thank you Council Member Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr. for coming out to visit and learn more about our ‘Don’t Stress, Eat Fresh’ healthy bodega marketing campaign. Partner bodega La Mina Min...

April 15, 2019

REMINDER-The Bronx Health Reach Corbin Hill Food Project Winter Farm Share happens on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (3 to 6PM). If you placed an order your vegetables/fruits will be ready for...

April 14, 2019

Join us TUES APRIL 16 for the Bronx Health Reach Nutrition & Fitness Workgroup School based meeting from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Come share your successes and challenges in creating and implementing school n...

April 12, 2019

Great turnout to the Bronx Health Reach Health Disparities Workgroup today as Daniel White from Geto & de Milly, Inc. Paul Lipson and Juan Antigua from Barretto Bay Strategies provided us with great i...

April 11, 2019

Bronx Health Reach won FIRST PLACE in two categories at tonight's 8th Annual The Institute for Family Health Research and Innovation Symposium. Congratulations to Imma for her poster, 'Faith Based Int...

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