Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Focus of November 16, 2017 Webinar

Bronx Health REACH will describe how innovative partnerships with local faith-based programs, bodegas, restaurants, schools, clinics and art groups promote the health and well-being of area residents during a November 16, 2017 webcast sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, October 27, 2017 --( To advance its mission to improve the health of local residents and address healthcare disparities, Bronx Health REACH continues to create community-based healthcare partnerships.

During "Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities," a November 16, 2017 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Bronx Health REACH will share the details behind its innovative partnerships with area faith-based programs, bodegas, restaurants, schools, clinics and local art groups and how these partnerships promote the health and well being of area residents.

Following the 45-minute live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for educational and training purposes.

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Scheduled Speaker: Charmaine Ruddock, project director, Bronx Health REACH.

Program Details: Webinar participants will learn how Bronx Health REACH is:

- Working with not just the bodegas in its community but also the American Bodega Association and bodega suppliers with innovative programs to increase healthy options and purchases within the bodegas;

- Engaging clinics and patients in a Vegetable and Fruit Rx program with the goal of improving the healthy eating of obese patients at clinics in the Bronx Health REACH service area;

- Partnering with school wellness programs to encourage teachers to add nutrition education to their curriculum, and schools to establish wellness councils, establish school gardens, and improve the nutritional value of school food;

- Promoting healthy eating options at Bronx restaurants with the development of "The Bronx Salad" and for SNAP beneficiaries with discounts at area stores for healthy items and the ability to use "Healthy Bucks" at farmer's markets; and

- Encouraging active living through collaborations with art groups and local artists to create murals in parks within the community that engage community residents and public housing tenants in outdoor physical activities.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on November 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available November 17, 2017; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available December 8, 2017. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about community-clinical partnerships to reduce health disparities at

"Collaborations between healthcare providers and community groups in areas like nutrition, education and social support not only connect underserved populations to essential services but also enhance health status. These benefits make these partnerships the sort of population-based initiatives that are recognized and rewarded under value-based healthcare models."
- Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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