You Can Help

Advocate for more parks and violence prevention programs in your schools and 7 community centers.

Your neighborhood offers many places to get healthy food, but little support for exercise, which may affect your risk for obesity.

Only 29% or about 1 in 3 adults in your community think their neighborhood is safe as compared to 68% in nearby West Roxbury. For more information on getting a violence prevention program started, email the Boston Public Health Commission at violenceprevention@bphc.org.

Call and write to your legislators to develop more safe parks and implement violence prevention programs. Find out who your legislators are here.