Boston Alliance for Community Health

Initiatives and Activities

"When you add us all up, BACH's membership is in the thousands. Some of us are from the neighborhood and some of us are from an organization. We may not always agree on everything, but in the end, we all want the same thing: safe and healthy communities."


New collaboration with Mattapan offers insight

In early June, Mattapan United (MU) and Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) met with excitement to finalize MU’s affiliation with BACH. Steering Committee members from both organizations discussed the benefits of working together, such as moving toward a shared vision and joining a citywide effort. This is a step in the right direction, not […]

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East Boston captures community diversity through assessment process

After having to find a new lead organization to take on the MAPP process and spending most of 2012 reorganizing and building new partnerships, the East Boston Coalition, under the leadership of Pat Milano, has made great progress over the last 6 months. After a successful Visioning Session in January, they have just wrapped up […]

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South Boston deals with trauma

The suicide of a loved one can be a devastating experience for those left behind and can cause intense feelings of guilt, regret, and anger. The bereavement process can be long and traumatic, not only for family members, but can also impact the community as a whole. In a neighborhood such as South Boston, which […]

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Codman Square Farmer’s Market Opens for 2013 Season

On June 20th, the 6th season of the Codman Square Farmer’s Market began at the corner of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue. It was organized by the Codman Square Neighborhood Council to increase healthy food options in the community. It included farm, fresh food from Silverbrook Farm, bread from Great Cape Baking Co., flowering plants […]

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Resident Spotlight: Veronica Besancon

Veronica Besancon Jamaica Plain Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida What is your overall impression of the MAPP process? It’s open and non-judgmental. People can give their opinion and volunteer their time. I have learned from others. It took some time to wrap my head around [community health], but it’s more than the medical and psychological. […]

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Resident Spotlight: Joana Johnson-Smith

Joana Johnson-Smith Franklin Field Franklin Hill Healthy Boston Coalition What does community health mean to you? Though I’m a senior and [permanently] on crutches, I still like to stay active and be empowered. I want to encourage others to do so because health is a shared thing. If my neighbors are not healthy, then I’m […]

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