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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 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.

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.

December 17, 2018

Every year flu tears across the country, and affects Bronx residents severely, especially last year, making it one of the worst flu seasons in decades. Montefiore Health System and Bronx Borough Presi...

December 16, 2018

So proud of our partner church St. Jerome taking part in the Bronx Health Reach Healthy Children, Healthy Families program. St. Jerome is one of a second wave of four Bronx churches participating in t...

December 15, 2018

CNBC reports that junk food ads will be banned across Londons public transport network starting Feb 2019 as part of a strategy to reduce obesity for the children of London. Bronx Health Reach, a partn...

December 14, 2018

This past October New York City Council passed two bills requiring employers to provide a lactation room for nursing mothers and implement a written lactation room policy. NYC Mayor's Office is expect...

December 13, 2018

amNewYork reports on the Hunger Free America report “The Uneaten Big Apple: Hunger’s High Cost in NYC,” though there has been a 22% decrease of NYC residents suffering from food insecurity (2015...

December 11, 2018

Today Bronx Health Reach held the final workshop of our “Counter Marketing Training for Middle/High School Teachers” series. Laura from Citizens' Committee for Children of New York provided the te...

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