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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BACH Strategies 2017-2019

BACH 2017-2019 Strategies for Making Boston a Healthy and Equitable City.
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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

Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

MA Health Council’s ninth edition of the nationally recognized report, Common Health for the Commonwealth, shines a light on the prevalence of health conditions and the social determinants of health and serves as a guide for council members to collaborate in building a culture of health.
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Immigration Policy Resources

Resources for immigrants to know their rights and connect with free attorney services. Also a guide that highlights why deportation and immigration issues are a public health and community safety problem, and actions steps for people working at local health agencies who are looking to protect and support undocumented residents and their families.
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Support Criminal Justice Policy Reform

BACH has committed to supporting criminal justice reform in Massachusetts because it is an important way to move towards racial and ethnic equity and improve health outcomes for families in Boston’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
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Spotlight: Healthy Community Leadership Awardees

In honor of Black History Month and the legacy of leadership, strength and courage from the African American community, we are featuring a “spotlight” from our interviews with each HCLA awardee to learn about their inspiring work and why they love our community.
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BACH Resident Engagement Update, Winter 2017

BACH continues to engage Boston residents in new and diverse trainings and events.
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Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Update, Winter 2017

The latest Healthy Community Champions' efforts in the 3 key areas: healthy food and beverages, active transportation, and smoke-free housing.
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BACH Director’s Note, Winter 2017

David Aronstein outlines BACH's strategies and goals for the next year.
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