Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans (REACH FAR) Program

In 2014, CSAAH was awarded a 3-year grant of $1,000,000 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch the REACH FAR program to prevent cardiovascular disease in Asian Americans living in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area by increasing access to healthy foods and culturally tailored health coaching efforts to improve high blood pressure management. REACH FAR is working with an established multi-sector partnership coalition including community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses, health care professionals, health care institutions, and local and state governmental agencies to implement several key strategies: 1. Increasing access to healthy foods and drinks in faith-based organizations; 2. Increasing access to healthy foods and drinks in restaurants and grocery stores; 3. Increasing access to blood pressure screenings and coaching efforts in faith based and community settings; and 4. Increasing access to translated, culturally‐tailored health information disseminated through pharmacists and health care providers.