Boston Public Health Commission
The Boston Public Health Commission wants to spread the word about the health impact of sugary drinks, and offer resources to help improve the drinking habits of Boston residents. Our mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of Boston residents, particularly those most vulnerable.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work
The CPPW is a two-year initiative to address obesity through aggressive, high impact nutrition and physical activity interventions designed to lead to policy, systems, and environmental changes in the City of Boston. Boston is one of 50 total communities receiving CPPW funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Centers for Disease Control is supporting BPHC's initiatives to reduce the overall burden of chronic disease and address disparities in outcomes, treatment, and related services. Its focus is on improving the public health system so that it can prevent, screen, and control chronic disease.
Youth Media Council
The Youth Media Council is a group of 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.