Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bronx Health REACH e-blast September 17, 2012 – Please share with others who may be interested!

Just in the Bronx:  Our Voice, Our Choice Summit – September 22nd
The Bronx Health REACH Coalition invites you to participate in an exciting day-long summit focused on highlighting innovative ways to improve opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the Bronx. The Summit will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-4pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10456). Breakfast, lunch, and metro cards will be provided at this free event. Please register at  More information can be found at

Bronx Health REACH Nutrition & Fitness Workgroup Meeting – September 20th
Bronx Health REACH’s next monthly Nutrition & Fitness Workgroup meeting will take place on Thursday, September 20th from 10am-12pm at the Morrisania Diagnostic & Treatment Center (1225 Gerard Ave, Bronx NY 10452).  We will be discussing strategies to expand nutrition education in NYC schools.  

Active Design Workshop – September 27th
Bronx Health REACH, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Partnership for a Healthier NYC will be hosting an Active Design Workshop to Re-Envision Our Neighborhoods in the Bronx on September 27th from 6 PM – 8:30PM at Mid Bronx Senior Citizens Council (900 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY10451). Come share your ideas about how to create safe and pleasant spaces for all Bronx residents to be healthy and active.  To RSVP, please contact Emma Rodgers at [email protected] or (212) 633-0800 x1249.

Everyday Democracy Facilitators Training – September 29th
Do you want to see more Bronx residents speak out for safer, healthier, and cleaner Bronx parks and outdoor spaces?  Do you want to see more opportunities for promoting exercise, health, and well-being in your community? Bronx Health REACH is partnering with Everyday Democracy to help community partners organize action-oriented dialogue circle conversations in your neighborhood.  We are looking to train individuals to help facilitate a series of these conversations.  The training is free and will be held  Saturday, September 29th, 8:30am-4:30pm at Walker Memorial Baptist Church, 120 E. 169th St. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information and to RSVP, please contact:  Kelly Moltzen at [email protected] or 212-633-0800 x 1328.

Partnership for a Healthier NYC - Upcoming Trainings for Coalition Members
The Partnership for a Healthier NYC and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be hosting a series of trainings for Bronx Health REACH coalition members in September at Public Health Solutions (40 Worth Street, 5th Floor Conference Room). Please see below for more information.  To RSVP, please contact Rick Greene at [email protected] or (646) 619-6481.

§  Healthy Eating: September 18th from 3 PM – 5:30 PM in Room 5.2/5.3. The NYC Department of Health will provide information about obesity rates in NYC and across the country and describe programs that aim to increase the affordability, accessibility, and affordability of healthy foods in NYC.

§  Tobacco: September 21st from 2 PM – 5 PM. Room TBD. Tobacco Free Kids and the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City will provide information about the dangers of tobacco use, smoking rates in NYC and across the country, as well as systems and environmental change strategies to reduce tobacco use.

§  Media: September 26th from 5 PM – 7:30 PM. Room TBD. Qorvis Communications will provide information about how to work with reporters and develop effective messages for the media.

“No More Lies” Town Hall – September 20th
The Alliance for a Greater NY (ALIGN) and workers, faith leaders, and activists from across the country invite you to join their “No More Lies” town hall to learn about Walmart’s plans for NYC and their history of poverty wages, workplace discrimination, and devastation of local economies.  The event will be held on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). 

2013 Play Streets Informational Meeting – September 24th
Come find out more about what it takes to bring a Play Street to your community!  Transportation Alternatives helps communities secure street closure permits, find community partners and obtain mini-grants so that Play Streets can thrive across New York City.  The information meeting will be held Monday, September 24, from 4-6pm at Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse Conference Room, South Wing Bronx, NY 10456).  Light refreshments will be served.  To RSVP, please contact Catarina Rivera at [email protected] and include "Bronx Play Streets Meeting RSVP" in the subject line.  More information available at: 

Partnerships for Parks Academy Workshop – September 27th
Supporting neighborhood parks involves getting to know the Parks Department employees who care for them. Learn more about the structure of the Parks Department and find out how community groups can best collaborate with NYC Parks to support our parks and neighborhoods in all five boroughs. The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Arsenal Building in Central Park, 830 Fifth Ave., 3rd Floor Gallery, New York, NY 10065. To register for this FREE workshop, visit the Partnerships Academy web page. To submit questions to be considered for our panel of NYC Parks employees, please go to
Partnerships Academy is a training program for leaders of community groups who support NYC parks and green spaces. For more information on the Partnerships Academy, please contact Leah Worrell, at, or (212) 676-6054.

Vote for the Excellence in School Wellness Award until September 30th
Please help the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health and its community partners win the Popular Choice for the Excellence in School Wellness Award in the Childhood Obesity Challenge. The Childhood Obesity Challenge, sponsored by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, aims to discover new and innovative ideas and approaches that will accelerate the development of effective strategies to reduce or prevent childhood obesity. The entry with the most votes will win $2,500. Voting period ends on September 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.  Click here to vote for the Wellness Award as your favorite project!

Open Position – Iris House
Iris House, a Center for Women Living with HIV, is looking for a Community Nutrition Educator.  Please see attached job description for more information; interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Shirley Alves, Director Food and Nutrition Services [email protected].

Please remember to send information about your upcoming programs, initiatives, or events that you would like to include in future e-blasts.

Thank you,
the Bronx Health REACH staff

Bronx Health REACH is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a program of the Institute for Family Health.

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