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20 Bronx Bodegas to Participate in The Healthy Bodega Initiative: Small Business Training to Promote Healthier Food and Beverages

New York, NY (August 3, 2015) — Bronx Health REACH, a project of the Institute for Family Health, is launching a new partnership with the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) and The Bodega Association of the United States (ASOBEU), as part of its longstanding Healthy Bodega Initiative to combat the obesity epidemic plaguing …read more

Harvest Home Brings Local, Farm-Fresh Produce to Soundview

New York, NY (June 19, 2015)—Harvest Home Farmers Market announces the opening of a new farmers market in the Soundview area of the Bronx, bringing the total of farmers markets operated by the organization this summer to nineteen.

Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH Receives $1,250,000 Grant from NYS Department of Health to Promote Healthier School Environments and Communities in the Bronx

New York, NY (June 3, 2015) – The Institute for Family Health received a $1,250,000 grant to promote healthy environments in Bronx public schools and communities for the next five years, through New York State’s Healthy Schools and Communities program.

Active Design Toolkit for Schools Celebrated at Earth School Rooftop Garden

Publication features success stories and resources to help schools increase opportunities for physical activity among students New York, NY (May 22, 2015) — This week, the Partnership for a Healthier New York City released the Active Design Toolkit for Schools with a celebration at the Earth School’s rooftop garden, “the Fifth Street Farm.” The Earth School …read more

Bronx Health REACH Commends Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Report on Physical Education Disparities in NYC Schools

New York, NY (May 7, 2015) – The Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH program applauds New York City  Comptroller Scott Stringer for his report, “Dropping the Ball: Disparities in Physical Education in New York City Schools.” The report highlights the lack of certified PE teachers, dedicated space for PE and adequate PE programming. These …read more

Corner Store Purchases in a Low-Income Urban Community in NYC

While public health professionals have made incredible strides to raise awareness of health inequalities that exist in low-income multiracial communities, more work is needed to decrease the high rates of preventable illnesses. Low-income, multiracial communities have higher rates of obesity, likely due in part to lower access to full-service supermarkets and more access to small …read more

Bronx Health REACH Receives CDC Funding to Expand Efforts

The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition. The award, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supports the multi-sectoral, participatory Coalition of over 70 members that has successfully implemented evidence-based and …read more

We All Want Healthy Children: New Campaign to Protect NYC Children from Unhealthy Food & Beverage Marketing

The health of our country and our city is threatened by obesity. The obesity epidemic has many causes, but one contributor is the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to our youth. The food and beverage industry spends nearly two billion dollars annually marketing to youth. Most of the food and beverages marketed to youth …read more

Bronx Health REACH Partners with A Plus NYC to Promote School Wellness

Last year, Bronx Health REACH collaborated with A Plus NYC as part of its ‘PS2013’ campaign to shape an education agenda for the new Mayor.  Through this collaboration, we worked with school wellness advocates from across the city to put together a policy paper on the importance of nutrition and physical education for improving school wellness and academic …read more

Spring 2014 Symposium on Alcohol & Violence – Join the Planning Committee!

working with the Partnership for a Healthier NYC and other borough coalitions to convene a series of symposia about the connection between alcohol and a variety of different issue areas. On November 12th, the Partnership organized an event at Mount Sinai about the intersections between alcohol and sexual health. It was an exciting day filled with …read more

Segregated Care Campaign: 2013-2014 Kickoff

This fall, we look forward to making strides in our Segregated Care Campaign, which aims to eliminate patient steering practices based on health insurance status at academic medical centers.  We believe these steering practices contribute to health inequities in New York City (NYC).  This year, we are excited to continue our community outreach efforts to …read more

Join the Race to Tag Healthswag!

The Partnership for a Healthier New York City is calling all youth to join the race to Tag Healthswag!  Join us to promote the importance of healthy communities and be a part of the Tag Healthswag campaign.  We are asking you to engage community organizations and businesses to make the healthy choice the easy choice …read more