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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, Academic medical institutions, local community groups, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Host “Community Transformation through Partnerships” Symposium, Tuesday, September 26

New York, NY September 20, 2017—The Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH, Center for the Study of Asian American Health at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, Bronx Community Health Network and the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, all New York City (NYC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …read more

Goya ‘Better for You’ Low Salt, Healthy Food Products to be Sold at Bronx Bodegas as part of Healthy Bodega Program

New York, NY August 4, 2017— Bronx Health REACH, a community coalition led by the Institute for Family Health, in partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), have partnered with Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company to offer Bronx residents the opportunity …read more

Health Department Launches “The Sour Side of Sweet” Media Campaign On the Health Hazards of Sugary Drinks

New York, NY, July 31, 2017 – The Health Department today announced a new media campaign and educational materials on the health dangers of consuming sugary-sweetened beverages. The drinks include soda, sweetened iced tea, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch and other fruit-flavored drinks. The new campaign, “The Sour Side of Sweet,” illustrates the health …read more

Phys Ed 4 All Coalition Applauds New York City’s Universal Physical Education Initiative

New York, NY, June 14, 2017 – The Phys Ed 4 All Coalition (PE4All), of which the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH is a partner, applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for the city’s announced Universal Physical Education (PE) Initiative which will provide all schools …read more

The Bronx Leads The Charge To Combat Chronic Illness With The Launch Of The Healthy Beverage Zone

Union Community Health Center, Bronx Health REACH led by the Institute for Family Health’s and partners of the Bronx’s #Not62 – The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx, unveil the Healthy Beverage Zone, a movement that motivates and supports Bronxites to ditch sugary beverages and embrace better health. BRONX, NY (April 18, 2017) —The Bronx has set …read more

The Atlantic’s CityLab Cautions Cutting REACH Funding Would Harm Organizations such as Bronx Health REACH

Bronx Health REACH was featured in The Atlantic’s CityLab online story on how cutting funding from the REACH program would have a negative effect on not only the work Bronx Health REACH has done in the Bronx, but the other forty-eight local entities across the U.S. that have received REACH grants. You can read the …read more

October 17, 2017

Introducing a new video series lifting the voices of New Yorkers in support of #PE4All: the Phys Ed 4 All Coalition is amplifying the voices of New Yorkers talking about challenges and opportunities f...

October 16, 2017

Real Food Media on How to Win Against Big Soda via NYTimes Health News

October 16, 2017

The Bronx Health REACH Faith-Based Outreach Initiative is made up of 22 churches in the South Bronx engaging congregation members and the surrounding community in health activities and trainings about...

October 15, 2017

The Bronx Health Reach Nutrition & Fitness Workgroup's next school based meeting is scheduled this TUES OCT 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at WIC Morrisania (1225 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452, Room 214). Co...

October 14, 2017

TODAY is your last chance to participate in Second Saturdays at St. Mary's Park. There will be fitness classes, yoga classes and more, part of the Healthy & Livable Mott Haven initiative in partnershi...

October 13, 2017

The work Bronx Health Reach is doing at South Bronx schools is more important than ever as SaludAmerica reports that a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study reveals that Latino kids (ages 10-17) were m...

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