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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.

The Institute for Family Health receives CDC funding to reduce health disparities in the Bronx

New York, NY (October 3, 2023) The Institute for Family Health was awarded $1,021,899 from the CDC for the first year of a five year period to sustain and support the initiatives and activities of its Bronx Health REACH coalition. Funded since 1999, Bronx Health REACH has continuously focused on working with community groups to …read more


Bronx Health REACH Quoted in NYC Press Release as Mayor Adams Unveils Food Education Roadmap to Promote Healthier School Communities Across New York City

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, and Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) Executive Director Kate MacKenzie unveiled “Prioritizing Food Education in Our Public Schools: A Path to Developing a Healthy Next Generation” — a comprehensive roadmap to improving …read more

Coalition of Bronx Organizations Continues Mission of Improving the Health of The Bronx Despite Long Standing Ranking as the Unhealthiest County in New York State Exacerbated by the Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic

Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released its 2023 County Health Rankings Report. From 2010 to 2020, data from RWJF County Health Rankings Reports shows positive changes that improve the quality of life and health behavior of residents through public health education and community capacity building. In the 2023 report we see those significant …read more


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


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


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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