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

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