Jamiah Tappin, Boston Alliance for Community Health
BACH’s Community Organizing and Communications Manager, Jamiah Tappin has worked in Hartford, CT empowering youth and residents around public safety concerns, housing issues and clean neighborhood initiatives, as well as been an advocate equity in education and LGBT rights at the State legislative. In her current role, Jamiah works with neighborhood coalitions to improve their overall functioning and with other community groups to develop coalition capacity in new neighborhoods, including the North Dorchester Coalition, which she coordinates. Jamiah manages BACH’s communication strategies, is a leader on BACH’S Racial Equity Committee and facilitates BACH’s Community Engagement & Membership Committee, which engages residents in BACH’s health planning and advocacy work. In the Fall of 2014, Jamiah presented at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Expo on “Addressing Health Inequities in Communities of Color Through Multi-Ethnic, Cross-Neighborhood Coalition Building.” She holds a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.