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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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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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Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community

Members of Bronx Health REACH’s Faith-Based Outreach Initiative: St. Helena Catholic Church, Word of Life International, Walker Memorial Baptist Church, Church of God of Prophecy, and Sacred Heart Church have been participating in the first cohort of Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community, a program put together in partnership with BCA Global and the Interfaith …read more

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Webinar Marks The Fifth Anniversary of #Not62

2020 would have marked the 5th anniversary of #Not62: The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx, but like everything else, COVID-19 shut down the plans to mark this milestone. This Spring we were finally able to mark this occasion with an exciting virtual gathering to celebrate this milestone. As we gathered, Bronx elected officials, community based …read more

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NY1 Coverage of Test and Trace (T2) work in the Bronx

  NY1 did a story about REACH grantee Bronx Health REACH’s work in the Bronx as part of the Test & Trace Corps, New York City’s comprehensive effort to test, trace, and treat every case of COVID-19 and schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Bronx residents. Through a partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals and the …read more

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