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

Welcome

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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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

CEMC Session 2: Stress Management

Are you looking for ways to decrease your stress? Are you interested in learning why some people are more prone to stress than others? We can help! This session will have members of the Trinity Boston Counseling Center to lead mindfulness exercises, answer questions, and share strategies to help decrease stress in your every day life. FREE EVENT. DINNER PROVIDED.
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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 News

BPHC and BACH Release PICH RFP

We are pleased to announce an exciting citywide initiative and funding opportunity for which BACH is partnering with the Boston Public Health Commission. This will result in significant public health policy and systems changes and provide some financial support for work at the neighborhood level. Across Boston we hope to engage residents in training and capacity building in order to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in our communities. Citywide, these changes will affect 75% of city residents.
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What is community development's impact on health?

Health Resources in Action, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to inform the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as it developed a new funding opportunity for community development corporations (CDCs): the Community Investment Tax Credit Grant Program (CITC Grant Program). The HIA examined connections between community development activities and health, and identified health metrics (health outcomes that result from the investment of tax credits in communities) that could be measured and evaluated with information provided by CDCs.
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