improving health through community partnerships and neighborhood planning
advocating for sound policies to create helth equity for Boston Residents
addressing issue that challenge and unite us
building strong and vibrant neighborhoods
imagining a positive future for ourselves, our children and our communities

Boston Alliance for Community Health


The Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is a diverse city-wide partnership of
neighborhood coalitions and over 50 community-based partners working to make Boston a healthier and a more equitable place to live, play, learn and work.

We do this through:

  • health planning
  • policy advocacy
  • community engagement
  • resource allocation

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about the progress and prosperity of our community.” Cesar Chavez
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Get Involved – Become a Member!

BecominLPHSA19-510x339g an Individual Member of BACH is easy and free. Simply subscribe to our mailing list and gain access to a wide range of trainings, workshops, and community events. In doing so, you will become part of our crucial city-wide effort to make Boston a more equitable city. For organizations interested in partnering with BACH, please contact Jamiah Tappin at

MAPP Report 2014

BACH recently completed an ambitious health planning process called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP). From MAPP, we have identified five strategic issues that we are currently structuring our work around. Download BACH’s Mapp Report here.


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Take action to protect "Let's Get Healthy Boston!" funding

Help us take action to protect "Let's Get Healthy Boston!" funding. FY 16 budgets developed by the House and Senate Labor, Education and Health Committees do not include funding for the third year of PICH. Please email, write, and/or call your Senators and Congressional Representative urging them to include funding for PICH.
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CEMC Planning Committee Meeting

Our next Planning Committee meeting for the 2016 CEMC workshop cycle is Dec. 10th from 6-8 pm at the Charlestown branch of the Boston Public Library. Interested in being a part of the planning process? Just fill out this quick application!
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Scholarships Available for Trainings and Workshops

BachLEARN is up and running! In addition to informing our community about exciting educational opportunities, we are also offering scholarships and daily stipends for BACH members who are interested in participating.
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#GiveBACH this Holiday Season!

BACH is launching a new social media campaign but we need your help! Simply share your stories and photos this holiday season and tag @BostonAlliance and #GiveBACH. By doing so you will be entered into our weekly contest and help us achieve greater reach through social media.
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BACH's Annual Meeting, 2015, was a success!

With over 90 attendees, 5 incredible Healthy Leadership Awardees, (Amal Anwar, Carol Miranda, Shavel'le Olivier, Corey Yarbrough and Reginauld Williams) and an empowering keynote address from Dr. Atyia Martin, we are happy to announce that BACH's Annual Meeting, 2015, was a success! Thank you to all who came and support our work.
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Making the Connections Boston: Race, Place, and Your Health

Have you seen our "Making the Connections" video? Our own Community Organizer gives you an introduction to the social determinants of health, the health of Boston, and some steps you can take to create change. click below!
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