Health

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Health March 15, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Public health officials are concerned that programs designed to treat asthma and other illnesses in low-income neighborhoods like the South Bronx could be doomed if the federal government moves ahead with plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Advocates worry about future under Trump

Health, Immigration January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Since the presidential election in November, social and health workers across New York City have been bracing themselves for the uncertain consequences of a shift in power in Washington.

Group runs for its health

Group runs for its health

Health November 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

The group’s founder tired of having to leave the Bronx to travel outside the borough whenever he wanted to run with other people.

Campaign aims to cut out sugary drinks

Campaign aims to cut out sugary drinks

Health October 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

In September the Bronx became one of 50 finalists in the Healthiest Cities Challenge and received a $10,000 grant to eliminate sugary beverages from sites and businesses around the community.

Salad marks first step toward healthier Bronx

Salad marks first step toward healthier Bronx

Business, Health, Uncategorized October 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

The Bronx Salad is part of a campaign by area nonprofits to bring healthier food to local restaurants and bodegas.

Artists join activists at health summit

Artists join activists at health summit

Health September 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Activists and artists came together at Hostos Community College on Sept. 24 to discuss the impact that poverty has on health in communities like the South Bronx.

Volunteers revive neglected garden

Volunteers revive neglected garden

Health, Parks June 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

On June 22, residents and green space advocates gathered to celebrate the reopening of a long-venerated community garden that had fallen on hard times.

By Muri Assunção William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli.

Bodegas adapt to healthier diets

Economy, Health January 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

The Healthy Bodega Initiative, launched by a coalition of community-based organizations, aims to educate South Bronx residents about healthier food choices.