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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 22, 2018

Today we are holding the first of three Counter Marketing Trainings. CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Institute's Charita Johnson is leading the Counter Marketing Training for Middle/High School Teach...

October 21, 2018

All Bronx Houses of Worship are invited to attend the Food, Fitness & Faith Summit at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Come join fellow Faith Leaders in the Bronx making strides to maintaining a healthie...

October 20, 2018

Yesterday, parents from PS 6-West Farms Elementary School joined Bronx Health Reach on a tour of the Parkchester Farmer's Market and a discussion about nutrition. Parents were able to purchase fresh f...

October 19, 2018

The first in a series of three Counter Marketing Trainings for Middle/High School Teachers will be held on MON OCT 22 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Led by CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute's Charita Johnson part...

October 18, 2018

Bronx Health Reach and The Institute for Family Health staff at our Health Centers participated in the #BigAppleCrunch today. Support NY State farmers by eating healthy and delicious NY grown apples....

October 18, 2018

Bronx Health Reach The Institute for Family Health Big Apple Crunch 10/18/ 2018...

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