BHHSC’s key partners in BHHSI include:
- Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH). MassCOSH has been bringing together workers and allies to organize and advocate for safe, secure jobs and healthy communities throughout Massachusetts for 35 years. MassCOSH will provide technical assistance on policy development
- Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). ABCD is New England’s largest human services agency, operates 25 HS Centers in Boston and has a strong collaborative relationship with HRiA/BHHSC on efforts to improve the environmental health of children. ABCD is an ideal partner as it focuses on health as much as educational outcomes.
- BHHSC Strengthening Voices Parent Engagement Specialists (PES). These experienced parent advocates have been engaged in BHHSC’s leadership training and development for several years. PESs conduct grassroots education and outreach connected to BHHSC initiatives, help develop and implement collaborative strategies, work on advocacy efforts for policy change, and serve as peer models/educators.