For the past ten years, we have been working together as a community coalition to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. With leadership from the Institute for Family Health, the support of many funding sources and the involvement of thousands of our neighbors, we’re creating change to make health equality a reality. Recently, we were named a National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities so we can continue to expand our advocacy and education efforts city and state-wide.

NEWS & EVENTS

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 New York City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. While the obesity epidemic threatens the health and well being of all New Yorkers, nowhere is this crisis more severe than in the Bronx, a county that ranks 62 out of 62 in all of New York State when it comes to health outcomes, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Ranking Report.

In response to this crisis, 20 Bronx bodegas will participate in a two-day, in-depth Healthy Bodega training program focusing on business strategies, food handling and marketing/promotion practices to increase supply and demand for healthier food and beverages for customers. The challenge is to make offering healthy food and drink options a successful business in high need, low income communities.

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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.

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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.

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Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education is participating in the Patterson Family Day today from 1... read more

 

New York Road Runners (NYRR) Open Run tomorrow, Saturday, August 29 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Park,... read more

 

How about a movie tonight? Free movie night with the opening of the Soundview Ampitheater at the Sou... read more

 

On Friday, August 28 come out to the Belvis Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Belvis Health Fair is... read more

 

Learn about clean-up requirements which affect your business or property, new legislation, and requi... read more

 

There will be a Morisannia Healthy Lifestyles Fair TOMORROW, AUG 26 from 11 AM - 3:30 PM at the Morr... read more

 

The Randall's Island Park Connector is now open. You can travel by bike or foot from the Port Morris... read more

 

MUSIC ON THE BOULEVARD THIS SATURDAY! August 22nd, 12 to 6 p.m. at Southern Blvd between East 163rd... read more

 

The The Institute for Family Health / Bronx Health Reach as The Bronx, New York Borough lead for Par... read more

 

Join Harvest Home Farmer's Market tomorrow and every Saturday for the HARVEST HOME SOUNDVIEW FARMERS... read more