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Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health Launches Influenza Vaccination Month in the Bronx with Flu Vaccine Clinic at Church of God of Prophecy

  On Tuesday, December 1, Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health launched the Bronx Flu Fighters campaign to increase flu vaccination rates in the Bronx. This month long effort is an extension of the one week-National Flu Vaccination Week which is from December 6-12. The launch took place at Church of God of Prophecy, …read more

Bronx Health REACH Coalition Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The Bronx Health REACH Coalition affirms the right of black communities and all communities experiencing systemic and structural racism to dismantle those systems. As a coalition of organizations working to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, we are called to work against the systems which harm black health. You can take the following actions to …read more

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

Please note: Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, information below may have changed. For the most recent, up to date information, please follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We understand you may be concerned about COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus that has spread worldwide and is now here in America with New York …read more

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

Add Your Signature to Demand that the Governor and Mayor Prioritize the Health of the Bronx!

Since 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Ranking Report has ranked the Bronx 62 out of New York State’s 62 counties in health outcomes. In response to this, several groups have come together with Bronx residents to build a collaborative effort to improve the health of our borough. “#Not62 – The Campaign for …read more

Bronx Health REACH calls for end to Government shutdown as it poses a threat to public health

Bronx Health REACH was one of 280 New York organizations that signed on to a letter from Trust for America’s Health to President Trump and Congress calling for an end to the Government shutdown as it poses a threat to public health. Dr. Neil Calman, president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, which …read more

Bronx Health REACH Files Comments on Proposed “Public Charge” Rule

The Trump Administration has announced an executive action to make changes to the public charge rule. This executive action would make it harder for legal immigrants seeking permanent residency to get it if they have received certain kinds of public assistance including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/ food stamps, and housing subsidies. Below are …read more

Bronx Health REACH Rallies for Bronx to be #Not62

October 30, 2018 At a rally on Monday, the Institute-led Bronx Health REACH program, REACH Coalition members, elected officials and community residents gathered to demand health improvements in the Bronx, the New York State county with the worst health ranking of any in the state (the Bronx is ranked #62 out of 62). Bronx Health …read more