Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
The Boston Public Health Commission is the health department for the City of Boston. Our mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of Boston residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)
The CPPW is a two-year initiative of the BPHC to address obesity and prevent chronic disease through aggressive, high impact nutrition and physical activity interventions designed to lead to policy, systems, and environmental changes in the City of Boston. A particular focus on Boston’s CPPW is to reduce disparities in health status among Black and Latino residents. Boston is one of 50 total communities receiving CPPW funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the primary CPPW strategies is to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption through a citywide media campaign. To learn more about CPPW Obesity Prevention strategies click here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control is supporting Boston Public Health Commission’s CPPW initiatives.
Youth Media Council (YMC)
The Youth Media Council is a group of nine Boston youth recruited by the BPHC to help raise the awareness of the negative health effects associated with sugar-sweetened beverages. Last winter, the YMC launched the Drink Responsibly: Be Sugar Free YouTube Contest, which invited Boston youth to produce creative educational videos about the health risks associated with SSBs. View the winning video here. Currently, the YMC is assisting with the launch of our Don’t Get Smacked By Fat Campaign and website.