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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

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

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

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

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

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

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