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The Bronx and Beyond

The Bronx is home to nearly 1.5 million inhabitants. Communities in the Bronx are diverse and rich in cultural and social strengths. At the same time, many residents of the Bronx face enormous socioeconomic challenges and are disproportionately burdened by poor health and inadequate access to health care. The Bronx ranks last among New York State’s 62 counties for socially determined health factors and preventable health outcomes.

Our department is committed to improving the health of the Bronx through models of excellence in clinical services and community health, and to promoting the health of communities regionally, nationally, and internationally through training programs, research, and advocacy.