#Not62? There are 62
counties in New York State. Every year, a study is done
which measures the
critical role that non-health related factors like
education, employment, income and the environment play in
how healthy we are and how long we will live. Sadly, Bronx
County is ranked in last place or 62 out of 62.
In response to this, in order to improve the health outcomes
in the Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. along with
others, have launched #Not62,
Read all about this initiative here...
Culture of Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is
accepting Letters of Intent for its Evidence for Action:
Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health,
a national program that supports the foundation's commitment
to building a Culture of Health in the United States.
Expected to fund between five and twelve grants annually for
periods of up to thirty months. the program aims to provide
individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and
researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address
the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of
Health Action Framework, as well as efforts to assess
outcomes and set priorities for action. More
Commuting Is the Fastest Growing Mode of Transportation.
Have you noticed more two-wheelers on your commute? According to the U.S.
Census Bureau, the number of Americans who travel to work by
bike increased an incredible 60 percent over the last decade,
making it the largest percentage increase of all commuting
modes. People choose to bike for many reasons (it saves
money, itís good for health), but here are six big
reasons more Americans are leaving the car keys at home.
Read the full
matter what your skill level, Bike New York invites
you to a free class: It's time to grab life by the
We have heard about eating only fish on
Paul McCartney encourages
people all over the world
to go meatless at least
one day a week with his Meat-Free Mondays
Campaign. 40 schools in New York City already
participate in Meatless Monday, and some
restaurant owners have provided
many other options on
their Monday menus.
Beyonce Launches Vegan Meal Delivery
Read about it here...
Program at North Central Bronx Hospital,
3424 Kossuth Ave., offers free group counseling and
nicotine replacement therapy for smokers looking to quit.
No appointments are needed or required, Walk-ins are
welcome. The smoking cessation program runs weekdays
at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. in room 13A12. For information, call
Be Smart Quit
Smoking Program: (open to anyone
interested in quitting smoking) The Montefiore-Einstein
Cancer Center is offering a low cost 8-session smoking
cessation program created by a Health Psychologist.
This program includes a warm, supportive atmosphere,
pharmacotherapy discussion, self-hypnosis and relaxation
training, guest speakers, tips for breaking the habit, tools
for conquering urges and temptations, and free nicotine
replacement therapy. Groups meet at various Montefiore
Medical Center locations in the Bronx; day and evening
groups available. If you would like to get a new perspective
on healthy living, please call us at 718-430-2697.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: The Alzheimer’s
NYC: chapter provides a support group in Norwood for
Spanish and English speaking caregivers who have relatives
with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. The
support group meets on the first and third Wednesdays
of the month from 5 to 6:15 p.m. For the location or
call Mark Goodwin at 718.920.7377
Bronxcare, a division of Bronx
Lebanon Hospital, is offering
assistance to individuals, families, and small businesses
with the application and enrollment of Medicaid and Child
Health Plus. This program is provided by NY State at
no cost to you.
More info here...
Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors: The
Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center is offering a free 20-week
course on meditation and stress management for breast cancer
survivors. The course is
part of a research study. To register or learn more, call
Kimala Harris at 718.430.2380 or e-mail
Free Medicine Programs for Cancer Patients: The
Psychosocial Oncology Program at The Montefiore-Einstein
Cancer Center is offering two free research programs for
patients with cancer. The Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation
Program includes 12 weeks of yoga to see if yoga can help
patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. A
certified yoga instructor teaches classes in both English
and Spanish. The Mind-Body Cancer Program includes 8 weeks
of Mind-Body groups (The Stress Management Education Group
and the Spiritual Support Group) for patients with most
types of cancer. Some restrictions apply to these groups,
which have been specifically designed by a psychologist and
an oncologist. For more info and to find out eligibility,
"1-2016 Travel Warning" for Pregnant Women Zika
Virus: Pregnant and traveling? Learn about Zika
virus, and consider delaying travel to affected areas
until health experts say it's safe. For more information,
and links to maps of the affected areas, Visit
Spicy Food is
Good for Your Health: It is a long-standing myth that
spicy food exacerbates ulcers and other stomach ailments.
But research shows hot peppers actually protect the stomach
lining and may prevent the gastric damage associated with
anti-inflammatory painkillers. They are high in nutrients
such as calcium plus vitamins A and C, and thereís some
evidence that hot spices can reduce cardiovascular disease
risk, help prevent diabetes and boost metabolism. They
may also have some ability to prevent cancer. Spice Up
Your Life, Discover the best craft hot sauces and tasty
spicy goodies from around the world each month. It's the
perfect companion for foodies that love to feel the heat.
Enjoy some heat
and it is good for you too. Join The Spicy
Society 2016 launch today.
Lifestyle Challenge Walk on SATURDAY APRIL 2,
2016. 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. by April 1,
2016 718-892-1161 or Email:
email@example.com at SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE.
Pennyfield Ave. Bronx, NY 10465. See the
P.S. 33 24 TH Annual RESOURCES FAIR IN THE BRONX You
are cordially invited to 2016 Health and community
Resources Fair Asthma, Blood Pressure, AND MUCH MORE.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM The
Timothy Dwight School Bronx, New York 10468. Open to
all community agencies and vendors. FREE GIVEAWAYS Tel:
(718) 584-3926 OR Email:
Health Care LOOKING FOR CARING, ENERGETIC, AND COMPASSIONATE
HOME HEALTH AIDES TO CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS. Is This
You? Are You Looking for Work? They are hiring...Home
Health Aides * 24 hour assignments available (prior
experience required) * Must have NYS HHA Certificate *
Bilingual Preferred, Please call the Human Resources
Department to arrange an appointment at (718) 829 - 2131
Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD Living) Program Seeking
Volunteers Are you a Bronx Cancer Survivor? Have you
been thinking about what you might want to do to enrich your
life or another's in the coming year? We also have BOLD
Screening Buddies who reach out to women with
abnormal breast findings to support them in coming back for
life-saving mammograms. If you are interested to learn
more, please contact them at: (718) 430-4044, or send them
an email at
The Williamsbridge Oval
offers Hip-Hop Aerobics
Classes, Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For
more information and to become a member, call (718)
Workshops Free starting December 22nd, 2015. For
people 18 yrs. and older with Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis.
To learn about participation and register please call or
text Linda Kemp at (347) 697-0879.
opportunity for Bronx residents with diabetes, who have
controlled their own diabetes and have an A1C of 8.5 or
less, to become a paid phone mentor teaching others
good diabetes control. Learn More. Call Michael Goodhope
at Health People 718-585-8585 ex 228 or email him at the
MichaelGoodhope@HealthPeople.org . Please see the
NEW YORK ROAD
RUNNERS OPEN RUN. Join New York Road Runners for free
weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and
experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are
welcome. Time: Saturdays 9:00 am Location: St. Maryís
Park (Bronx); meet at the intersection of Eagle Ave. and
149th St. (look for the big rock)
Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Read
Assist Individuals with Intellectual disabilities become
independent and productive.
Tuition Free programs in the Bronx.
Bronxcare: You may be eligible for free or low cost
health coverage in the Bronx. Call 888-778-5890 to
More info here...
Oncology Workshop Program: The Bronx Oncology Living
Daily Program also known as BOLD Living, offers a variety of
free educational, support, and mind-body workshops. They are
designed to empower and nurture all cancer patients,
survivors, and loved ones, but are open to all. For more
information or to register, call 718.430,3613 or
Quality of Life Screening: In order to improve the
support services for all those affected by cancer, the
Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Montefiore-Einstein
Cancer Center is conducting a survey about the physical and
emotional stresses related to surviving cancer. Open to all
those whose lives have been touched by cancer, participants
will fill out a short questionnaire and will have the
opportunity to participate in free/low-cost programs and
support services. For more information, call
Health Reach provides information about
nutrition and fitness for you and your community.
Child Abuse Helpline: The Parent Information Resource
Center offers a 24-hour counseling and information hotline
on child abuse issues. Confidential help is available in
English and Spanish for parents, family members and friends
at 800.342.7472. For more info,
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