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#BodegaSnax – New Contest to Promote Healthy Snacks in Bodegas

Bronx, NY – on August 7th, Bronx Health REACH launched a new contest to promote healthy snacks in bodegas!  The #BodegaSnax contest on Instagram and Facebook will run through September 10th.  Throughout the month of August, @HealthSwag and Bronx Health REACH will post photos of healthy snacks on Facebook and Instagram to find at a local bodega.  Contestants …read more

The Partnership for a Healthier New York City Holds 1st Annual Citywide Summit

New York, NY – on Thursday, July 11th, the Partnership for a Healthier NYC (the Partnership) brought together community partners from all five boroughs for their first annual citywide connect summit.  The summit included a social media training, networking activities and special acknowledgements of key community partners.  From the Bronx, the Partnership recognized Sarah Shaikh from …read more

Bronx Pastors Pledge to Continue Fight against Segregated Specialty Care in Academic Hospitals

Bronx, NY – on Friday, May 3rd, Bronx Health REACH held its annual pastor’s breakfast to honor the work done by the 47 churches participating in the Bronx Health REACH Faith-Based Outreach Initiative (FBOI) and discuss the future of the FBOI and the Segregated Care Campaign. The Segregated Care Campaign seeks to improve the current …read more

“Bronx Community Conversations for Change” Off to a Great Start

The Partnership for a Healthier Bronx at Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health is partnering with Everyday Democracy and coalition members on a new initiative called “Bronx Community Conversations for Change.”  The initiative aims to identify concerns and opportunities for healthy living in the Bronx and increase community participation and leadership in public health programs. …read more

Bronx Health REACH Presents at 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit

On December 18th, Charmaine Ruddock, Carlos Devia and Diana Johnson presented at the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit in Maryland on the role of insurance in access to specialty care at New York State teaching hospitals, changing the food environment in childcare settings, and community-academic collaborations on obesity prevention programs in elementary schools. …read more

Funding Opportunity: Community Transformation Grant – Neighborhood Grants

The Fund for Public Health in New York (The Fund), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Partnership for Healthier New York City, has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for community organizations and residents to work with Borough Lead Coalitions to advance the work of …read more

Institute for Family Health Selected as Bronx Borough-Lead by the Partnership for a Healthier NYC

The Institute for Family Health is proud to announce that after a competitive process, we have been selected as a Borough Lead Organization by the Partnership for a Healthier New York City. The Partnership, funded through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Transformation Grant (CTG) received by the New York City Health Department, …read more

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Excellence in School Wellness Award!

The Excellence in School Wellness Award was created to recognize elementary schools for their efforts in creating a healthy school environment as a means to prevent childhood obesity and improve academic achievement. Bronx Health REACH is very pleased to announce that seven of our HEA+LTHY Schools NY partner schools have received recognition from the NYC …read more

Supporters Pack Hearing to Advocate for Health Equity Bill

New York, NY (May 11, 2012) – The Institute for Family Health and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, along with over a dozen speakers from other organizations, testified yesterday in support of Assembly Bill 07699 at a public hearing called by New York State Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried. The sole opposing …read more

Make Health Equality a Reality! Come to our community town hall meeting on Saturday, April 28th!

The New York health care system is failing too many of us. It is unjust, it is unfair and it discriminates. We deserve better! Bronx Health REACH, along with Assemblyman Nelson Castro, Senator Gustavo Rivera, and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest invite you to hear from doctors, lawyers, and health advocates about how …read more

Bronx Health REACH on BronxTalk!

BronxTalk, a call-in talk show focused on issues affecting Bronx residents, featured Bronx Health REACH and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on its program on Monday, March 26th at 9 pm. The 30 minute program featured Charmaine Ruddock, Bronx Health REACH Project Director, and Shena Elrington, Director, Health Justice Program at New York …read more

Senator Rivera and Bronx Health REACH Recognize Local Effort to Provide Healthy Food Options to Bronx Residents

Bronx, NY (December 21, 2011) —On Wednesday, December 21, Bronx Health REACH and New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera’s Bronx CAN Health Initiative, hosted an event to recognize the impact that the West Tremont Deli Grocery Corp at 19 W. Tremont, in partnership with the Citizen Schools apprenticeship program at MS 331, has had on …read more