In 2014, Montefiore Medical Center partnered with the foundation to establish the Center for a Healthy Childhood in the borough. Its mission is to promote healthy living through a number of community health programs.

Montefiore partners with the Lopez Family Foundation for the establishment of the Center for a Healthy Childhood in The Bronx on October 28, 2014. Video courtesy of Montefiore Medical Center via YouTube.

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The Healthy Steps Program focuses on mothers and children of 5 and younger, to improve physical and mental health through preventive screening, assessments, counseling and interventions. The Bronx Collective Action to Transform Community Health (CATCH) program is dedicated to improving health, nutrition, and opportunities for physical activity on a neighborhood level in communities around six Montefiore Medical Group primary care sites throughout The Bronx.

The Montefiore School Health Program, the nation’s largest school-based health program, together with NYC Department of Education, offers medical, mental health, dental, and community health services to 30,000 students on 22 school campuses in The Bronx through school-based clinics.