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."


Spotlight: Healthy Community Leadership Awardees

We awarded our 2016 Healthy Community Leadership Awards (HCLA) to five amazing Bostonians: EJ Slater, Lisa Melara, Raheem Baraka, Edna de Paula and Michelle Cook. The HCLA is given to individuals who are either immigrants, persons of color, or from an underrepresented group and have been leaders in improving the health of our Boston community […]

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Criminal Justice Reform is a Public Health Issue

BACH has committed to supporting and promoting the Jobs NOT Jail Coalition, whose goal is to redirect costly prison spending towards jobs, training and support for Massachusetts’ lowest income communities. So why is a community health alliance supporting a criminal justice reform campaign? The answer is simple: because it is an important way to move […]

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HCCs Bring New Enthusiasm to the Fairmount Greenway Efforts

The idea to create a Fairmount Greenway first emerged in 2008 and the Fairmount Greenway Task Force (FGTF) has been working on the project since then. The Fairmount Greenway Concept Plan was written by a Crosby, Schlessinger, Smallridge, local landscape architecture firm, in 2011 after the FGTF engaged 400 residents in the planning process.  The […]

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