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."


Resident Engagement

What Matters For Health A gathering on Tuesday, December 9th at Whittier Street Health Center commemorated the finale of What Matters For Health—an online game that provided an opportunity for people who live and work in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, and Roxbury to share ideas about how to improve health […]

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Community Grants In Action

Community Grants in Action:   In May 2014 BACH completed a comprehensive two year Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process, a citywide and neighborhood-level strategic planning process that engaged more than 2,000 residents and organization representatives. This Request for Proposals was designed to help stimulate collective action on these issues at a […]

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Making Healthy Connections

The Community Engagement and Membership Committee (CEMC) was created by BACH to address strategic health issues facing Boston. CEMC’s mission is to diversify community partnerships and increase resident involvement in BACH’s advocacy and health planning through education, communication, and collaboration. Its members are actively working to create effective ways to share information on the successes, […]

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Resident Spotlight: Elaine Donovan

Elaine Donovan Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) A lot of the work Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition does can be connected with Strategic Issue #2 around improving the coordination and integrating of healthcare and community-based prevention activities and services. How does this issue connect to the Charlestown neighborhood? I’m very aware of the strategic issues that […]

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