Education, research and advocacy are the three critical aspects to the work of BHL as we research and report on the health problems of Bronx residents and collaborate with other like-minded, community agencies toward the goal of good health care for all.
BHL regularly conducts focus groups and surveys of Bronx residents on a wide range of healthcare issues. Our Community Health Needs Assessment is an annual statistical survey shared with policymakers on health care access and services, diseases, pollution and individual traits of Bronx residents like race/ethnicity, age and income. The Bronx Community Research Review Board consults with academic researchers to guarantee they respect the rights of Bronx residents and use the data collected to improve health outcomes in the Bronx. BHL carefully reviews professional literature in the healthcare field every day and examines governmental policy and programs that affect individual healthcare.