Bowdoin Geneva Community Advisory Board

Engaging residents in decision making…

The Bowdoin Geneva Community Advisory Board (CAB) is made up of a select group of diverse Bowdoin Geneva residents who understand the needs of their community. A CAB provides expertise and guidance by identifying unique community needs, raising awareness of community issues; assisting in selecting appropriate programs for the neighborhood; and making recommendations to decision makers. The CAB is responsible for developing a proposal/funding process that supports community driven projects and selects the community recipients of those funds.

BACH’s funding source for this opportunity comes from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center community benefits program and Determination of Need Community Health Initiatives, which are required and overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Allocated funds, in the amount of $10,000, have been made available to support innovative, small scale Community Health Improvement (CHI) projects in the Bowdoin Geneva community. CHI projects address root causes and systemic issues in the community and have outcomes focused on health. These initiatives should also focus on social determinants of health and promote racial equity.

The CAB is currently recruiting for new members! This opportunity is open to all residents of Bowdoin Geneva (16+) interested in improving the health of their community and being a part of the decision making process. Stipends are received for participation. We accept proposals for funding on a rolling basis. Please apply below. Any questions, please contact Jamiah Tappin at jtappin@bostonalliance.org.