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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 80 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.

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Bronx Health REACH Partners with Corbin Hill Food Project and Mount Sinai Health System to Bring Farm Fresh Produce to Bronx Residents through the Food As Medicine Project

  The Food as Medicine project (FAM), led by Harlem-based Corbin Hill Food Project, will measure the impact of a produce prescription program to reduce food insecurity and improve health. Corbin Hill Food Project, a BIPOC-led, community-based organization, is the first in New York State to receive a significant USDA food as medicine grant. In …read more

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Bronx Health REACH Quoted in NYC Press Release Announcing Mayor’s Executive Orders 

  NYC Mayor Eric Adams signed two executive orders aimed at improving the quality of food offered by city agencies through better food standards of city agencies and mandate that all promotional materials on food put out by the city feature healthy selections like fresh fruit and vegetables. Bronx Health REACH was one of the …read more

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Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health Launches its 2021-2022 Bronx Flu Fighters Campaign with a Flu Vaccine Clinic at Mount Hope Family Practice

  On Monday, December 6 Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health launched its second annual Bronx Flu Fighters campaign to increase flu vaccination rates in the Bronx at the Mount Hope Family Practice,. This month-long effort is an extension of the one week-National Flu Vaccination Week from December 5-11. Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for …read more

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NY Times Covers BHR Partner Word of Life International’s Work in Promoting Vaccinations

Bronx Health REACH partner Word of Life International was recently featured in a The New York Times article, ‘A Safe Space’: Black Pastors Promote Vaccinations from the Pulpit, about the work Word of Life International is doing in the Bronx getting people vaccinated against the Coronavirus. ‘Listen, we have suffered together, now let’s get vaccinated …read more

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WNBC Covers Bronx Health REACH Test and Trace team work in the Bronx

WNBC spoke with Bronx Health REACH’s Test and Trace Community Health Worker Felix Rojas and the outreach work he is doing distributing signage and information about where people can go to get a COVID-19 test and/or COVID-19 vaccination. The Bronx Health REACH T2 team has distributed over 96,000 masks and hundreds of posters and palm …read more

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Bronx Health REACH and Others Call for Expansion of the Healthy Bodega Program

We were encouraged when in April, Bronx Health REACH, BronxWorks, the Bodega and Small Business Group joined Councilmember Vanessa L. Gibson calling for an expansion of the Healthy Bodega program. This call came on the heels of an understanding at the time that proposed legislation was being drafted that would create a license for bodega …read more

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