Boston Alliance for Community Health

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True health equity is achieved when every person, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other status, has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential and the highest quality of life appropriate for each stage of life.


2016 Annual Meeting Recap

We held our Annual Meeting on Monday, December 12th, which was a great night of discussion and celebration, with over 100 attendees! Our Director, David Aronstein, highlighted BACH’s 2016 year and discussed where we are headed in 2017. There were also presentations by the Boston Public Health Commission on Boston’s Community Health Improvement Plan Goals based […]

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Become an Ambassador!

BACH is piloting an exciting new program, Ambassadors, which is designed to raise awareness on policy efforts directly affecting neighborhoods and encourage resident participation in advocacy related to community health, while connecting Boston residents with organizations in their neighborhoods. Our hope is that this program will help in coordinating grassroots advocacy efforts across the city. […]

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Join the CEMC Planning Committee

The BACH Community Engagement & Membership Committee (CEMC) is looking for committed residents throughout Boston’s neighborhoods from all cultural/ethnic backgrounds who have innovative ideas on how to engage their community members in public health to join the 2016-2017 CEMC Planning Committee. This is a volunteer role. Tasks & Responsibilities: Develop plans & activities to support the mission […]

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Resident Engagement, Summer 2016

BACH has continued to reach out to Boston residents through our Community Engagement and Membership Committee (CEMC) through a renewed and revamped monthly workshop series. In an effort to increase outreach efforts for the renamed “Passport to Public Health” workshops, we have partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) Office of Community Engagement and […]

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Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Update, Summer 2016

iBike Boston In early June, “Let’s Get Healthy, Boston!” announced the official launch of a new campaign to encourage active living and safe transportation. The “I Bike” campaign features Boston residents alongside their bikes and share their reasons for biking. The residents featured in the campaign live in Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, […]

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Director’s Note, Summer 2016

This year is one of great challenges and changes in social, political, and health systems. Sometimes it seems like “everything is up in the air.” Nonetheless, BACH and its members are actively engaged in many efforts to shape these changes in ways that reflect the needs of Boston’s residents including its most vulnerable. One of […]

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Resident Engagement, Winter 2016

Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Launch On Saturday, September 19, over 300 Boston residents, along with Congressman Michael Capuano; Boston Chief of Health and Human Services Felix Arroyo; City Councilor Tito Jackson; and BPHC’s Interim Executive Director Dr. Huy Nguyen, celebrated the early success of Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! with a healthy and fun event at the Roxbury YMCA. […]

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Healthy Community Champions, Winter 2016

Since last summer, 78 individuals from 9 different Boston neighborhoods and 12 neighborhood organizations have been recruited, trained and supported to become effective champions for Policy, System and Environmental improvements in Boston neighborhoods. Get to know a few of them below! Kerry Cameron Age: 26 Organization: Neponset Health Center Neighborhood: South Dorchester Topic Area: Active Transit Why […]

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Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Update, Winter 2016

Boston PICH project has officially rebranded itself to Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! (LGHB). This name reflects the vision for our city, as well as a call to action. Since July, the 75 Healthy Community Champions (HCCs) participated in a 10-week training program with an over 75% completion rate. Of 12 grantees, 10 groups have continued […]

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Director’s Note/BACH Update, Winter 2016

The beginning of 2016 marks the start of my sixth year as Director at BACH. We have gone through tremendous changes in these five years: BACH’s Steering Committee expanded to include a broader array of community-based and health organizations in recognition of the importance of addressing the social determinants of health. It is now comprised […]

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