The Boston Public Health Commission's (BPHC) Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative is a broad organizational transformation process, which aims to integrate health equity and racial justice principles and practices into all Commission work, both internal and external, in order to measurably reduce inequities in Boston.
The initiative encompasses a range of activities across the organization to achieve its goals: adopting a new organizational identity statement
; assessing and adapting internal policies and procedures; providing professional development opportunities for all staff; addressing language justice and health literacy needs; quality improvement and performance management.
BPHC is also developing processes by which budgets, programs, and measures are created with an equity lens. These components set a foundation for the Commission's ability to advance racial equity in health for the entire City of Boston. To learn more about our Racial Justice & Health Equity Initiative, see our overview