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."


Newsletter Spotlight: North Dorchester

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation was founded in 1979 to help address the problems of economic disinvestment, unemployment, crime, community tensions, and the shortage of quality affordable housing in the Dorchester community. The Dorchester community still faces many of these problems along with new challenges as a result of gentrification and displacement. Dorchester Bay EDC’s […]

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Newsletter Spotlight: Mattapan

Food deserts are often defined as communities that lack access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other whole foods.  Mattapan is often referred to as a food dessert due to a lack of grocery stores and healthy food providers with only one full service grocery store. However, the residents have other options to access food via […]

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Summit on Race & Equity

On May 16-17, Boston Alliance for Racial Equity (BARE), in collaboration with Governing for Racial Equity Alliance (GARE), the Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston, held the city’s first racial justice conference, “The Summit on Race & Equity: A Call to Government & Community.” This Summit, which welcomed over 500 […]

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Trauma & Resilience

In May, BACH’s Community Investment Committee released a Request for Proposal to engage trauma organizations in an effort to move forward with Strategic Issues #3 identified in the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) Health Planning Report. BACH distributed $60,000 to trauma response and resilience building efforts through funding support from Determination of […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Community Health Initiative

During the summer and fall, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) will be holding a series of community meetings to gather input from residents (particularly parents and youth) about what they see as priority issues related to the health and well-being of children and families in Boston and surrounding communities. Based on this input and other community […]

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