Boston’s residents are majority people of color, and Boston continues to be on the list of most racially segregated cities. There are persistent disparities in health outcomes for Black and Latinx Bostonians as compared to White Bostonians for many health indicators, including birth outcomes, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions (Health of Boston Report). This racial segregation results in great differences in health outcomes by zip code. Furthering its commitment to improving the health of communities of color, BPHC has been devoted to advancing racial justice and health equity since 2000.
The timeline below shows BPHC’s organizational change process to address racial and ethnic health inequities. This process is not linear. The learning is ongoing and there is no one best way to go about this work.
Last updated 7/21//2020