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."

Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Project

Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! is a $5.4 million, 3-year grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Partnerships Improving Community Health (PICH) initiative to reduce the burden of chronic disease by addressing the health behavior risks of tobacco exposure, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.  The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will lead the initiative in partnership with the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH). Harvard Prevention Research Center (HPRC) will evaluate the project.

Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! aims to create sustainable voluntary policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes in the neighborhoods and organizations where Bostonians spend their daily lives so that healthier choices are the easier choices for individuals to make. Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! builds on Boston’s strong record of collaborative initiatives over the last decade to implement policy, systems, and environmental changes addressing chronic disease risk factors. It includes strategies that operate at multiple levels: citywide; focused approaches that reach low-income residents and public school students; and neighborhood-specific initiatives in Mattapan and North Dorchester.

The project focuses on three work areas:

  1. Active Transportation
  2. Healthy Food & Beverage Promotion
  3. Smoke-Free Housing

To learn more about Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Please contact Tamika R. Francis at