Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bronx Health REACH e-blast: Feb. 3, 2011

NY Faith & Justice: Faith-Rooted Organizing training: March 4th
NY Faith and Justice is organizing a one-day introductory training on how to address social and economic injustices in our city and our world in a way that draws power from the roots of one’s faith. Faith-rooted organizing is a method of organizing based on the Civil Rights movement, bringing people together to create change. It is shaped and guided in every way by beliefs rooted in faith.
Date: Friday, March 4, 2011
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm (with break from 11:30am-1pm)
Location: Hosted by Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
To register, click this link or paste into your browser:
Or contact Saralyn Jones at or Neise Martin at or (212) 870-1254

“Ask Dr. Tommy O”
“Ask Dr. Tommy O” Health Education Show is a non-profit volunteer television program designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle, promote interest in health education, and provide empowerment through health education. It is hosted by Dr. Timothy Birkett of Church Alive Community Church and member Bronx Health REACH’s Faith-Based Outreach Initiative, and co-hosted by Thomas G. O’Brien II, M.S., D.O., a proactive, community oriented family physician. Dr. O'Brien has been honored by Cambridge Who's Who for Excellence in Healthcare, and presented with an award from United Bronx Parents, Inc. for providing exceptional medical care to the South Bronx Community. The show has reached millions of viewers and won numerous awards since it went on the air in 1987, including a Beta Award from Bronx Net Cablevision in 2004 for “Best Health Educational Show.” To learn more about “Ask Dr. Tommy O,” please visit

“Super Size Me” Screening: February 7th
There will be a free screening of "Super Size Me" at the New York Academy of Medicine on February 7. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, Professor and Division Head for Behavioral and Nutritional Research, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Date: February 7, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration and Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 PM; Film showing and discussion: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Please register at:

Nutrition & Fitness Workgroup meeting: February 10, 2011
Please join us for our next Nutrition and Fitness workgroup meeting, where we will hold a discussion on the policies this workgroup should address at the school building, district, and citywide levels. We will also discuss our school-based obesity prevention program, have a presentation on school garden-based initiatives, and discuss next steps for our social marketing project and afterschool initiative expansion.
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Room TBA
1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

Adopt A Bodega 2-Part Training
Learn how to…Adopt-A-Bodega! Participate in a 2 part training and walk away with the tools to successfully demand healthier food options at your local corner store!
Our Bronx neighborhoods are full of life and wonderful cultural resources. However, many of our neighborhoods lack access to adequate, affordable, and quality healthy foods while having great access to unhealthy, high calorie, and fattening foods. Approximately 90% of food stores in the Bronx are bodegas. Bodegas are less likely to carry healthy foods and more likely to carry unhealthy foods than supermarkets. Additionally, supermarkets typically offer more healthy choices but they are less common and accessible in the Bronx. However, as a community, we CAN demand certain items to be sold in the bodegas and we CAN change our food environment!
During the 2 part workshop, we will:
• Provide an overview of food access issues in the Bronx
• Discuss and brainstorm strategies for approaching and building relationships with store owners
• Offer suggestions on how to identify the bodega that your organization will adopt
• Decide what healthier options your organization would like the adopted store to stock
• Debrief on your first efforts to talk to your local bodega owner about carrying healthier foods
As part of the initiative, you will receive a toolkit and on-going technical support
Dates: Thursday, February 17, 2011 AND Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 1932 Arthur Ave., 2nd Floor, Newborn Conference Room
Bronx, NY 10457
RSVP by: Thursday, February 10, 2011 to or (718) 466-8856 (please indicate number of attendees and organization)

Healthy Schools NY Leadership Institute
The Healthy Schools NY Leadership Institute application is now available at Schools in NY interested in further improving the wellness of their school community are eligible to apply with teams of two staff (one administrator and one health professional). The focus of this FREE 4-year leadership development program is to increase the number of schools that effectively implement policy, systems and environmental changes related to physical activity, nutrition and tobacco-free norms within the school community. The application deadline is March 4, 2011. For more information visit the website or contact Kari Shanahan, Program Manager at

FamilyCook Productions Food Educator Certification training Feb. 26th & 27th
FamilyCook Productions is conducting their next Food Educator Certification training on February 26th & 27th in Manhattan: training teachers, parents and volunteers to teach such programs as Teen Battle Chef and Dinner Party/Look Who’s Cooking. The training provides program sites with all the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully run a food-safe, hands-on culinary/nutrition program. For more information, please call 212-867-3929.

Public Health Law & Policy Webinars
Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) is having a series of monthly webinars to bring you up to speed on the most effective, cutting-edge strategies for tackling obesity and making healthy changes in your community. Each training will provide you with new ideas, expert support, and real-life stories from communities tackling some of the same issues we're facing right now.
All webinars are free and begin at 10am PST (1pm EST). Learn more and register at:

DASH-NY: What Can NYS Do Now to Prevent Obesity
On January 20th, the New York Academy of Medicine hosted the DASH-NY Obesity Prevention Symposium. If you were not able to make it, you can view videos and materials from the event and connect with others at

Health Reform Youtoons video now available on DVD in Spanish
Bronx Health REACH has translated Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Reform Hits Main Street: The Youtoons Explain the Health Reform Law animation found here: If you would like a copy of the Spanish translation for your community outreach use, please contact Ying Guo at or 212-633-0800 ext. 1341.

Health Disparity Updates
Please join us in our fight to end segregated care! You are welcome to attend our next health disparity workgroup meeting, which will be held at 1:30pm on February 9th at Cosmopolitan Church of the Lord Jesus, 39 West 190th Street. We are supporting passage of legislation that will guarantee equal access to quality outpatient specialty care for patients of academic medical centers regardless of source of payment. In addition, we offer workshops on health disparities. Please contact Bernice McFarline at or 212-633-0800 ext.1344 if you are interested in having us hold a health disparity workshop at your organization.

The Institute for Family Health’s Chronic Disease Self Management Program
The Institute for Family Health is starting a new Chronic Disease Self Management Program and is looking for new sites to hold the sessions. The program is six weeks long, 2 ½ hours per week, for 10-18 people. If you are interested in bringing this program to your organization, please contact Bernice McFarline at

Bronx Perinatal Forum: March 9, 2011
You are invited to the Bronx Perinatal annual forum, "Patients as Partners in Health Care,” which will begin a dialogue between consumers and providers on how to address the sobering issue of the borough's poor rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality, prematurity, low birth weight, teen pregnancy as well as the increasing incidence of chronic illness among women of childbearing age. The forum will begin to create a partnership between patients and providers to inform and engage all on improving the status of women and babies in the borough. The annual forum is free. For more information, visit, call Melissa Vega at (718)904-4105 or email her at

Reminder: Upcoming Bronx Health REACH Coalition Meeting
Date: February 18, 2011
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: Walker Memorial Baptist Church
120 East 169th Street, Bronx, New York 10452
Please RSVP to Yvette Holland at or (212) 633-0800 ext 1232.

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