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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

May 23, 2019

Thank you Councilman Fernando Cabrera for coming out to visit and learn more about our ‘Don’t Stress, Eat Fresh’ healthy bodega marketing campaign yesterday. Partner bodega Green Earth Grocery (...

May 22, 2019

Councilman Fernando Cabrera: Having healthy food options at Dorothy's neighborhood bodega is important to her. Please support funding for the "Don't Stress, Eat Fresh" #FreshBronxBodegas marketing cam...

May 21, 2019

Today is the last day of the Bronx Health Reach Corbin Hill Food Project Winter Farm Share. Thank you to everyone that purchased farm fresh fruits and vegetables and kept this vital program going. The...

May 21, 2019

Diana Ayala - please support funding for the "Don't Stress, Eat Fresh" #FreshBronxBodegas marketing campaign. Having healthy food options at Felix's neighborhood bodega is important to him....

May 20, 2019

Thank you to OPEN BronxNet Television Doctor Bob Lee for having Bronx Health Reach Montefiore Medical Center and The Bodega Association, USA on the show today talking about the 'Don't Stress, Eat Fres...

May 20, 2019

Tune in THIS MORNING at 10 AM to BronxNet Community Television OPEN BronxNet Television as members from Bronx Health Reach, Montefiore Medical Center and The Bodega Association, USA discuss the 'Don'...

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