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Healthy Eating and Active Living in Boston

According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity, affect 2/3 of all Americans. The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control division strives to help us live longer, healthier lives by providing programs and policies that promote better nutrition and physical activity. Healthy food choices and physical activity are two ways to improve our overall health and well-being. However, the environment where we are born, grow up, live, work, and age uniquely impacts our health. In Boston neighborhoods, health inequities influence who is most impacted by disease. Inequities in our environment include a lack of resources to promote health and an increased exposure to risk factors for disease. By making healthy choices and understanding how our environment affects where we live, learn, work, and play, we can improve how we feel today and our quality of life for tomorrow.

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Learn about our campaigns for healthy eating and drinking, find resources for healthy food options, and address food insecurity

​See how we promote physical activity through community programming to help with the prevention and control of chronic disease

​Keep up with our population level programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease in Boston 

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The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control division at the Boston Public Health Commission strives to help Bostonians live longer, healthier lives with a goal of reducing the burden of chronic diseases, especially for those who experience the highest inequities. We promote overall health through a variety of programs and policies recognizing how inequalities affect health and wellness. We do this through promoting healthy eating, physical activity, early screening and detection, and treatment resources for chronic disease. 

We also work to reduce health inequities through initiatives such as the Boston Healthy Child Care Initiative that works with early childhood educators throughout Boston to promote policies for physical activity and nutrition. Along with physical activity and nutrition, we do cancer and chronic disease prevention and management. 

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control division is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Boston residents through community support and education. Take a look at our upcoming programming!

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Boston Healthy Childcare Initiative 

​Out of School Time Program

​Sign up for our training program for early childcare educators. Stipend, tool kit, and CEU credits upon completion. 
New cohorts beginning 2021

​Learn about our training for after school program staff. Stipend, resources, and CEU credits upon completion.
New cohorts beginning 2022

Want more information or interested in partnering with us?


Location: 1010 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 534-5690


Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: