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The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners.

With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.


Click here for a timeline of the REACH Coalition’s history.

REACH Achievements

  • The coalition’s community interventions have reached more than 3,500 women in Boston;
  • More than 900 women were enrolled in the Women’s Health Demonstration Project, in which case managers at four area health centers connected women with resources and information;
  • Our Women’s Health Ambassadors have reached thousands of women in hundreds of workshops between 2000 and 2007;
  • After participating in a public policy training session, 50 coalition members organized and led a community campaign to support funding for breast and cervical cancer programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Coalition Meeting Schedule – Click here to view meeting schedule

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