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PHYSICAL HEALTH

People runningThe Boston Public Health Commission’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division takes a lead role in reducing the overall burden of chronic disease and addressing disparities in health outcomes, treatment, and related services.  We focus on improving the health of all Bostonians, especially our most vulnerable residents, with strategies that prioritize prevention, screening and early detection, and controlling and treating chronic disease.

We work to reduce health inequities through initiatives such as the Pink & Black campaign, which engages women of color to raise awareness about breast cancer in their communities, and the Cancer Health Ride program, which reduces transportation barriers faced by cancer survivors.

The Commission also works to increase opportunities for physical activity by partnering with organizations to run free fitness classes in the community, sponsoring neighborhood walking groups, and crafting public awareness campaigns to promote the benefits of exercise.​

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