Through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, the Boston Public Health Commission is working to create a healthier Boston for you and your family.
We are focused on:
- Reducing the consumption of sugary drinks, and making healthier choices the easy choices through media and policies.
- Increasing physical activity and active transportation.
- Increasing daily physical activity and the quality of physical education in public schools.
- Supporting Boston’s bike share and other community biking initiatives, implementation of “complete street” policies.
- Making it safer for bikers and pedestrians to get around, and increasing access to fitness opportunities.
- Improving neighborhood-based food production and distribution through additional community/backyard gardening opportunities.
- Raising the awareness – especially among youth – of the negative health effects of flavored tobacco products.
- Discouraging youth from wasting their money on these products.
- Restricting the sale of low-cost, single-sale cigars that have been an attractive option to price-conscious youth.
- Regulating e-cigarettes.
- Increasing the number of smoke-free housing available to tenants.
- Providing multilingual smoking cessation services to Boston residents.
Learn more about our initiatives below, and please get involved! You can help promote our work by spreading the word to your family and friends.