improving health through community partnerships and neighborhood planning
advocating for sound policies to create helth equity for Boston Residents
addressing issue that challenge and unite us
building strong and vibrant neighborhoods
imagining a positive future for ourselves, our children and our communities

Boston Alliance for Community Health


The Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is a diverse city-wide partnership of
neighborhood coalitions and over 50 community-based partners working to make Boston a healthier and a more equitable place to live, play, learn and work.

We do this through:

  • health planning
  • policy advocacy
  • community engagement
  • resource allocation

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about the progress and prosperity of our community.” Cesar Chavez
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Get Involved – Become a Member!


Becoming an Organizational or Individual Member of BACH is easy and free. Just download and complete the Membership Application.

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Our Community

Scholarships Available for Trainings and Workshops

BACH is now sending a training update newsletter every two weeks! In addition to informing our community about many exciting and educational opportunities, we are also offering a scholarships and daily stipends for BACH members who are interested in participating.
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"Let's Get Healthy, Boston!" Celebration Success

On Saturday, September 19th, 291 community members came out to the "Let's Get Healthy, Boston!" Celebration organized by our partners at BPHC. Volunteers gave away 69 bike helmets, repaired bikes, offered alternatives to soda, and educated residents on the importance of smoke free housing. Read on to learn more about "Let's Get Healthy, Boston!"
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Ask Mayor Walsh to Make Boston an Equitable City.

The Boston Racial Justice and Equity Initiative has created a petition asking Mayor Walsh to create a Racial Justice and Equity Commission, which would guide every city department in setting goals to reduce inequities. City governments across the country are committing to make racial equity a part of every department's work, including budgeting, education, transportation, housing and more. Let’s make Boston a city with equitable opportunities for all.
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Now Accepting: Nominations to Healthy Community Leadership Award!

Do you know or work with a community leader who goes above and beyond to improve the racial and ethnic health inequities among Bostonians? If so, consider a nomination to BACH's first-ever Healthy Community Leadership Award!
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Take action to protect "Let's Get Healthy Boston!" funding

Help us take action to protect "Let's Get Healthy Boston!" funding. FY 16 budgets developed by the House and Senate Labor, Education and Health Committees do not include funding for the third year of PICH. Please email, write, and/or call your Senators and Congressional Representative urging them to include funding for PICH.
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Making the Connections Boston: Race, Place, and Your Health

Have you seen our "Making the Connections" video? Our own Community Organizer gives you an introduction to the social determinants of health, the health of Boston, and some steps you can take to create change. click below!
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