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

Boston Fair Housing Commission Poster Contest.

To celebrate Fair Housing Month, the Boston Fair Housing Commission is holding a poster contest. The contest is open to students that live in Boston grades 1-12. All entries must be submitted between March 3rd-March 27th. The winner will be selected based on an online voting system. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each school level and will be invited to celebrate with Mayor Walsh.
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Enroll in Health Care Through the New Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Mayor's Health Line has planned multiple events located throughout Boston to help enroll those who are seeking health coverage in the new Health Insurance Marketplace. The enrollment events are scheduled through March 23rd. MHL staff will be on site to assist all needing to apply and enroll. This service is multilingual, free and confidential.
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BACH News

BACH supports two events for YWCA's Stand Against Racism Day.

For the second year in a row, BACH is participating in YWCA Boston’s Stand Against Racism Day on April 25th. This year our focus is on food justice. We will be screening Soul Food Junkies at Dudley Public Library a film about traditional African American food and its impact on the health of the Black community. Then, on May 2nd, join us at Boston Day and Evening Academy for a Ribbon Cutting and to help plant the BDEA gardens.
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BACH Partners with Dorchester Organizations to Host Speak Up!

BACH has partnered with over 10 community organizations in Dorchester to host Speak Up!: A 2-day cross-neighborhood conversation on community health in North Dorchester. Join us on March 6th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Viet Aid to hear about current community health data and listen to a resident panel. Then on March 8th from 10 am to 1 pm at Grove Hall Library come brainstorm ideas on how we can improve our community’s health.
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