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.
Boston BEST Initiative Training Schedule 2014-2015
The BEST Training Institute is the professional development component of the BEST Initiative. This Training Institute helps meet the youth work field’s need for training in best practices based on positive, healthy outcomes for young people. It also supports the recognition of youth work as a profession. The trainings employ a facilitative training approach that blends participatory learning and interactive and experiential exercises while connecting concepts to practice.
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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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BACH Works With BWH To Find Out What Health Matters In Your Community
Brigham and Women's Hospital and its community planning partners will be funding programs for health and well-being for the communities of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, and Roxbury. If you live or work in these communities, sign up to play "What Matters for Health" on Community PlanIt. You can play the game in the language of your choice using Google Translate. Join the conversation, tell us what matters to you, and compete to help neighborhood causes win money!
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BACH Releases RFP to Support Community Funding
Through funds provided by Boston hospitals through the Determination of Need Community Health Initiative process BACH will be funding proposals that help stimulate collective action on issues of racial and ethnic health equity; integration of health care and community prevention; trauma and resilience; education, employment, and transportation policies and practices; and increasing the number of immigrants and people of color in meaningful leadership roles and decision-making processes. There will be up to $150,000 available for 3-5 grants ranging from $15,000 to $40,000. If you’re interested please follow the link below.
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