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COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Since 2000, BPHC holds meetings each year with the community to share health data from our latest Health of Boston report and to listen to residents’ concerns about their health. Currently, BPHC organizes 4-5 community meetings each year in collaboration with theBoston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) and its neighborhood health coalitions.

Several hundred Boston residents, providers, and policymakers participate in the meetings annually. The meetings also highlight community assets and expose participants to the problem of racial and ethnic health inequities and the social factors contributing to these unjust differences in health status and health outcomes. The meetings have been successful in engaging residents and other stakeholders in dialogue, based on informative data presentations from BPHC’s Health of Boston report as well as data from neighborhood and national sources. The meetings also contribute to BPHC efforts to eliminate health inequities, encourage and support policy change and build and expand strategic community partnerships.

BPHC Community Meeting Long-Term Goals

  1. To increase city-wide awareness of the social determinants of health and build capacity to advance health equity
  2. To align and help achieve both BPHC and community health outcome goals
  3. To build effective partnerships as an ongoing strategy to engage the community and create mechanisms for mutual accountability to improve health outcomes

Upcoming Health of Boston Community Meetings

TBD

2013 Health of Boston Community Meetings 

  • South End Community Meeting- March 27, 2013
  • Fields Corner Community Meeting- June 26, 2013
  • Mattapan Community Meeting- October 24, 2013

2012 Health of Boston Community Meetings

2011 Health of Boston Community Meetings

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