Grove Hall Community Center
51 Geneva Ave.
42° 18' 27.828" N, 71° 4' 50.2068" W
Mailing Address (if different than physical location):
1010 Massachusetts Ave,
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates):
The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate racial and health inequities in Boston. REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health.
The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners.
With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.
Erline Achille, Program Manager
Boston Public Health Commission (Center for Health Equity and Social Justice)
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Key Programs Offered:
Ongoing advocacy & community organizing.
The Coalition has worked with community member to identify factors that can promote or negate the health of the community. Please take a look at their projects and videos.
REACH Coalition members participate in this annual retreat to review and strengthen Coalition objectives and activities.
Pink and Black Team: American Cancer Society Making Strides
During breast cancer awareness month in October, join the Pink and Black Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More>>
HPV Pilot Project
The Boston REACH Coalition in partnership with Mass CONECT is conducting a pilot project aiming to understand better the communication barriers for underserved women with respect to the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness.
Type of facility in which this program/organization located:
BCYF Community Center & Boston Public Health Commission HQ
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