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

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Get Involved – Become a Member!

Becoming a member of BACH is easy and free. Simply subscribe to our mailing list and gain access to a wide range of trainings, workshops, community events and organizational partners. Join us in our city-wide effort to make Boston more equitable.
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MAPP Report 2014

Take a look at BACH’s MAPP Report to find out more about an ambitious health planning process that led to our five strategic issues.
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Our Community

Boston Public Health Commission’s First Community Engagement Plan!

The purpose of this document is to describe the Boston Public Health Commission’s plan for advancing health equity for all residents by embedding consistent equitable and inclusive community engagement practices within its organizational culture – its policies, practices, and services
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Summarizing the Landscape of Healthy Communities

This report examines what role investors play in building healthier communities that ensure health equity, equitable opportunities and economic mobility through a review of capacity-building and investment healthy communities demonstration programs, defined as local, regional and/or national programs that connect, guide and support local revitalization efforts involving crosssector partnerships and addressing the social determinants of health.
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MassHealth Basics

Confused about MassHealth? Learn about MassachusettS' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through this informative webinar transcript!
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Reflections and Actions: Orlando and Assault Weapons

Today, our hearts are heavy. We are at a loss for words not because this loss is unfamiliar, but because it is all too familiar. The massacre by one person with an assault weapon of forty-nine people and more than 53 injured, mostly LGBTQ Latinos, Latinas and their friends under 30 years old, is shocking in its scope.
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New Videos About Opioid Use, Addiction and Treatment

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has published a series of videos about the science behind opioid addiction, treatment options, and information about the history of the epidemic in America. Learn more today!
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Jargon Buster!

Jargon severely limits inclusiveness across sectors. Use this tool to help bridge that gap and make your field more transparent, as well as learn more about others!
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Become an Ambassador!

We are recruiting residents who are already actively engaged in their neighborhoods & able to connect with and mobilize their neighbors to take action on social justice and public health policy issues, to serve as Ambassadors!
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POLICY ALERT: Sign On Today to Support the Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund!

Please join us in supporting the PWTF! It is proving to be an essential component in the mission to improve health outcomes and combat health inequities in our communities. Funding will sunset in 2017 - NOW is the time to create a powerful narrative in support of continued funding!
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Boston "I Bike" Campaign!

Have you checked out the "I Bike" video yet? The campaign features Boston residents from Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan & Roxbury alongside their bikes and sharing their reasons for biking!
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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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