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."

Healthy Community Champions

A key part of the Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! community engagement strategy will be mobilizing & partnering with neighborhoods, through an initiative called Healthy Community Champions, grassroots advocates and educators at the neighborhood level. Healthy Community Champions were recruited and are supported by community-based organizations and coalitions that are familiar with the residents, resources and culture of their individual neighborhoods. The purpose of the Healthy Community Champions initiative is to mobilize community engagement and support for the LGHB! goals in order to widen its impact, and to increase community ownership of the initiative.

In addition to contributing to meeting the specific goals of LGHB!, this will build a viable and vital network and collective impact by community residents trained in public health issues and ways to improve their daily lives and those of their families and neighbors.

Since the summer of 2015, 78 individuals from 9 different Boston neighborhoods and 12 neighborhood organizations were recruited, trained and supported to be effective champions for the PSE improvements and lead to a multiplier effect through peer-to-peer work, primarily at the neighborhood level.

LGHB! Healthy Community Champion Grantees:

Meet the HCCs from Allston Brighton »

Meet the HCCs from BMA »

Meet the HCCs from Codman Square Neighborhood Council »

Meet the HCCs from Codman Square NDC »

Meet the HCC from Dorchester EDC

Meet the HCCs from Dudley Neighborhood Initiative 

Meet the HCCs from East Boston Social Centers 

Meet the HCCs from Harbor Health Services/Neponset Health Center

Meet the HCCs from Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition 

Meet the HCCs from Sociedad Latina

Meet the HCCs from South Boston Collaborative Advisory Network