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Bronx Health REACH Project Director Charmaine Ruddock Provides Testimony in Support of the New York Health Act

Charmaine Ruddock, the Project Director for the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH, provided testimony today in support of the New York Health Act at the third and final public hearing held today at the Bronx Library Center. Ms. Ruddock was one of sixty individuals providing testimony in support of the New York Health …read more

The Bronx Health REACH Coalition Submits Testimony to NYC Council to Include Policies Supporting Bodegas Selling Healthy Foods

The Bronx Health REACH Coalition submitted testimony to the New York City Council’s 10-year food policy plan discussed in Int 1654, which requires the Office of Food Policy to formulate a 10-year food policy plan. The Bronx Health REACH Coalition is supportive of the bills being considered in the hearing and appreciative of the Council’s …read more

The Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH Awarded Community Impact Grant by the American Heart Association

Bronx Health REACH, a community coalition led by the Institute for Family Health, has been awarded a 2019-2020 Community Impact Grant. Funding from the grant will support its Healthy Bodega Initiative. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the healthy food access for children living …read more

Join us for Boogie on the Boulevard – Fun and Fitness in the Bronx on Sunday, September 15th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Sunday, September 15th, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the center lanes of the Grand Concourse, from 162nd Street to 170th Street, will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun for the 6th Annual Boogie on the Boulevard. There will be music, art, dance, fitness programs and healthy food samples …read more

Add Your Signature to Demand that the Governor and Mayor Prioritize the Health of the Bronx!

Since 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Ranking Report has ranked the Bronx 62 out of New York State’s 62 counties in health outcomes. In response to this, several groups have come together with Bronx residents to build a collaborative effort to improve the health of our borough. “#Not62 – The Campaign for …read more

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

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.