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 organziational 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

Take Action Against The MBTA's Inequitable Fare Hikes

We've recently learned that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is in the process of discussing two fare hike proposals. These would increase fares by either 6.71 or 9.77 percent on average. This being said, the increase may be as high as 23 percent for certain passes. Such an increase would largely affect low-income residents and people of color, as the commuter rail fairs will not be increasing.
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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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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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CEMC 2016 Workshops "Passport to Public Health"

Join us for our Passport to Public Health "Survivors, Supporters and Shelters: Domestic Violence Panel." Panelists from a broad range of fields will discuss the many components of domestic violence. Febuary 25 from 6 - 8 pm at East Boston Social Centers!
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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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