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."

Grant Support

BACH is able to support community health initiatives that align with our strategic issues within individual neighborhoods and citywide. Funding is supported through MA Department of Health’s Determination of Needs processes to provide health-related services to vulnerable populations, inclusive of at least one of these goals:

  • Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and their social determinants
  • Promoting wellness in the home, workplace, school, and community
  • Preventing and managing chronic disease

Funded programming or projects may include:

  • Community-based outreach, health education, screening, and treatment services
  • Environmental strategies to promote health, reduce risks, and prevent injury and chronic disease
  • Policy development and advocacy
  • Community-based organizing
  • Coalition building and maintenance
  • Leadership training
  • Workforce development
  • Other population-based, community-level, or system change strategies