Health—General & Rehabilitative

Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • cchers.org

Mission Statement

CCHERS mission is to promote the development of ""academic community health centers"" that integrate service, education and research to influence and change health professions education, improve health care delivery, and promote health systems change, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health.

Main Programs

  1. Community Advocacy Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 1997

Self-reported

Mr. Elmer R Freeman

Keywords

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CCHERS

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EIN

04-3286409

 Number

0761093331

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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All partnerships are transformative for the individual partners and the venture they create. CCHERS is no exception, creating major change in how medical students from Boston University and nursing students from Northeastern University (NU) were educated. NU's College of Nursing developed an entire curriculum based on CCHERS network of CHCs, becoming nationally recognized for its model of community based nursing education. At BU School of Medicine, the CCHERS partnership led to the receipt of a RW Johnson Foundation grant under the Generalist Physician Initiative and the creation of the Center for Primary Care. The second Kellogg initiative coincided with the RWJ grant and the merger of Boston City Hospital and Boston University Medical Center, enabling the creation of a new residency program in Family Medicine, with CCHERS recognized as a best practice model by the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Today community based research on racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care is the primary focus of CCHERS. CCHERS leadership engages community voices in research and public policy formation on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Community Advocacy Program

The Community Advocacy Program (CAP), established in 1995 (through Mass Office of Victim Assistance funding), is a successful initiative of CCHERS, Inc. The CAP is partnership of domestic violence intervention program based in Community Health Centers. The CAP's primary goals are: A) to provide direct services for victims of domestic violence (e.g., crisis intervention, safety assessment and planning. B) to improve health care response to domestic violence (by providing outreach and consultant for health care providers and staffs regarding screening for and identifying domestic violence, enhancing early detection, and intervention) and C) to collaborate in efforts to improve the community response to domestic violence.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Victims

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$300,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Funding Needs

CCHERS defines its community as those served by its community health center partners which represent the most racially and ethnically diverse central city neighborhoods of Boston. Like other major cities, since the 2000 census Boston has begun to experience greater and greater diversity with growing minority and new immigrant populations emerging and dramatically changing the demographic composition of the City and its neighborhoods. Based on the experiences of how neighborhoods change and are being resettled by immigrant groups, community health centers are on the on the frontline of change and CCHERS is an important resource for helping them adapt and meet the needs of changing community dynamics. Achieving these goals requires organizational leadership that is knowledgeable about, and understands the dynamics involved in driving major policy and programmatic change and the challenges.CCHERS is the organizational leader of the Disparities Action Network, providing leadership to assure community voices and others concerned with racial and ethnic disparities are heard by decision makers and other policy leaders.

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CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH ED RESEARCH AND SERVICE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Elmer R Freeman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Patricia A Toney

Community Volunteer

Term: Jan 1999 - Dec 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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