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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

March 23, 2019

Session #2 being held today at The Institute for Family Health for our amazing Health Coordinators as they prepare to lead the Healthy Children, Healthy Families sessions at their faith based organiza...

March 22, 2019

Marquis, owner of our Healthy Bodega partner G Deli (551 E 178th St, The Bronx, New York), met and spoke with Hon. Victor M. Pichardo about our Healthy Bodega program and the 'Don't Stress, Eat Fresh'...

March 21, 2019

Great turnout for the Transportation Alternatives Bronx Activist Committee monthly meeting last night as planning is under way for a “Complete Street” on Boston Road. Always inspired by these amaz...

March 21, 2019

Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson - please support funding for the "Don't Stress, Eat Fresh" #FreshBronxBodegas marketing campaign. Having healthy food options at Royal's neighborhood bodega is importa...

March 20, 2019

Great job from Bronx Health Reach partner Transportation Alternatives and others that worked to make this happen. "City officials said the authorization to place cameras in 750 school zones would make...

March 19, 2019

Today is the 3rd Tuesday of the month and that means we have the Bronx Health Reach Corbin Hill Food Project Winter Farm Share happening today 3 to 6PM at The Institute for Family Health Stevenson He...

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