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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

#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