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Name of Creator:Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
Title:Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. records
Date:n.d., 1990-2000 (bulk 1991-1997)
Reference Code:A122
Location Code:34/3
Extent:2 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection reflects the growth and development of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service from its creation and affiliation with Northeastern University in 1991, through its incorporation as an independent entity in 1997, to the expansion of the Center's services and studies in the early 2000s. The records include the original proposal to the Kellogg Foundation to create the Center. The planned expansion of Center programs is reflected in the grant applications that Center staff regularly submitted to funding organizations. The collection documents the Center's involvement in the Boston community as evidenced by letters of support from the Center for initiatives being developed by the partner health centers individually or in collaboration. Topics documented include undergraduate and graduate medical education, community health care, and curriculum creation and revision. Record types include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, annual and progress reports, grant applications, and budgets.
Historical Abstract:The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) was established in 1991 through a grant submitted by Northeastern University's College of Nursing in partnership with six other Boston institutions to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Community Partnerships in Health Professions Education Initiative. The Center was designed to bring undergraduate medical and nursing students into the communities surrounding their schools and provide them with real-world experience as part of their student work. The Center was originally a partnership among Northeastern's College of Nursing, Boston University School of Medicine, the Department of Health and Hospitals of the City of Boston, and four neighborhood health centers. In 1995, the Center expanded its services with assistance from a second Kellogg Foundation grant, engaging advanced medical and nursing students in the community health centers. In 1997, the Center incorporated, officially becoming an independent entity. The Center's programs include the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, initiatives to educate middle and high-school students as “peer leaders for health,” and the Community Advocacy Program which places Family Advocates at health centers to work with “victims and survivors of dating and domestic violence and their loved ones.”
Language and Scripts:The collection is entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Alphabetical.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Meservey, Patricia
  • Zungolo, Eileen

  • Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Nursing
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • Nursing students
  • Nursing – Study and teaching – Massachusetts

Conditions Governing Access:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Contact the University Archivist for more information.
Related Archival Materials:

College of Nursing (A 18)

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Hanna Clutterbuck, October 2010