Thursday, April 13, 2017
Bronx Health REACH Wins Two Awards at The Institute’s Annual Research & Innovation Symposium
Bronx Health REACH won first place in two categories at the Institute for Family Health's Sixth Annual Research Innovation Symposium held in April. The poster, “South Bronx Churches Leading the Effort to Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables” won first place in the Innovative Projects category, and “Disparities in Physical Education and Activity in NYC Schools: A District-Wide Assessment of South Bronx Elementary Schools” took first place in the Research category.
“South Bronx Churches Leading the Effort to Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables” highlights how 12 South Bronx churches, members of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables by distributing more than 1,000 Health Bucks (paper vouchers, each worth $2, used to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers markets), and conducted more than 15 farmers' market tours with congregants and local residents.
“Disparities in Physical Education and Activity in NYC Schools: A District-Wide Assessment of South Bronx Elementary Schools” was an assessment of physical activity spaces and physical education instruction in New York City’s South Bronx District 9 elementary schools. Findings from 24 schools surveyed show limited student access to PA/PE. As a result of the assessment, Bronx Health REACH will collaborate with the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Education to improve PA/PE in schools in this District.
Photos from the event can be found here