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True health equity is achieved when every person, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other status, has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential and the highest quality of life appropriate for each stage of life.


Meet the Steering Committee Members Elected at the 2012 BACH Annual Meeting

Half the BACH Steering Committee positions are filled at each year’s annual meeting. The following individuals were elected or re-elected at the 2012 meeting and will begin serving their two-year terms on January 1, 2013. Three are new to the Committee: Magnolia Contreras, Director of Community Benefits at Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Corey Yarbrough, Executive […]

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BACH 2012 Annual Meeting Focuses on “Envisioning a Healthy Boston”

On the rainy evening of November 7, sixty windswept stalwart community members gathered at the Dorchester House for our 2012 Annual Meeting. After an overview of the past year and a delicious Vietnamese dinner, the group worked on creating a vision of a Healthy Boston. The BACH Health Planning and Improvement Committee is now crafting […]

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Meet BACH Steering Committee Member Kay Walsh

Kay Walsh has been working in public health for close to 40 years. Initially trained as a social worker, she has experience working directly with youth and alongside the police. Kay also considers herself a “grassroots fool” because of her community organizing experience with Boston Against Drugs. A first generation Irishwoman, she personally identifies the […]

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Check out the smoke free murals!

BACH coalition youth picked up paint brushes and created dynamic murals to mark the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) move to become smoke free in September 2012. Using the theme “Celebrate Tobacco-Free Living,” young people from Charlestown, Dorchester and South Boston spent their February school vacation week designing and painting the murals for local BHA developments. […]

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BACH Distributes Almost Half a Million Dollars in Funding

The Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is pleased to announce it was able to distribute over $450,000 to local community coalitions during 2011. These funds came from two primary sources: Boston’s teaching hospitals and the Boston Public Health Commission. Money for Health Planning When scheduling capital expenditures such as a new building or major […]

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