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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.

COVID-19 Information; Emergency Food Services for School Children, Seniors and the Community; plus Other Resources

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Bronx Health REACH Health Disparities Workgroup Meets with Mayor; Holds Rally at City Hall to Demand that Elected Officials Make the Bronx a Priority

  New York, NY  (December 17, 2019) — On Monday, November 25th, members of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition’s Health Disparities Workgroup met with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss the need for his administration to prioritize the Bronx in light of its persistent last place ranking in health outcomes among New York State’s 62 …read more

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

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