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."


Petition for Racial Justice and Equity

The Boston Racial Justice and Equity Initiative is a group of organizations, professionals, and community members that are committed to building a healthy community. They strive to do this by increasing racial equity in employment, education, housing, and health care, among other opportunities, and by working for racial justice.

This petition asks Mayor Walsh to create a Racial Justice and Equity Commission that would guide every city department in setting goals to reduce inequities in their area of work. This would include housing, licensing, transportation, elder services, neighborhood services, human resources, procurement, and the other areas of city life where People of Color face limited opportunities and worse outcomes. There are a number of exciting national and local models from which Boston’s administration can draw, including the Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative and the Boston Public Health Commission’s Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative. We have diversity in our city, this petition asks to promote racial equity, as well as shared power and resources.

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