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."

Project Updates

Mattapan Healthy Community Champions March 2016 Steering Committee Presentation

SC HCCClick here to download the “LGHB! Initiative Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition’s Healthy Community Champions” PowerPoint presentation from the March Steering Committee meeting, March 29, 2016.

Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! Launch, 9/19/15

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.

The event provided a space for partners, organizations, neighborhood residents and Healthy Community Champions (HCCs) to network, have fun and reflect on the great work happening in Boston. Congressman Capuano talked about his support of the initiative and the significance of federal funding to improving the health of local communities. Chief Arroyo emphasized that addressing health disparities is a priority of Mayor Walsh and projects like this one support that aim. Dr. Nguyen talked about the importance of addressing policy and systems changes to make an impact on the health of Boston’s residents, and thanked the Champions for their work. Two of our HCCs, Esther Medina and Vivian Ortiz, reflected on the importance of the work of Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! for their neighborhoods.