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Title:Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. records
Dates:n.d., 1990-2000 (bulk 1991-1997)
Call Number:A122

Scope and Content Note

The collection reflects the growth and development of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service from its creation and initial 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 planned expansion of Center programs is reflected in the grant applications that Center staff regularly submitted to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and other funding organizations. The records include the original proposal to the Kellogg Foundation to create the Center and regular progress and annual reports. Also included are drafts, some hand-annotated, of Teaching Nursing in the Neighborhoods: The Northeastern University Model (New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, 1995), edited and written by Peggy Matteson and the College of Nursing faculty, is based on their experiences working in the community health centers. The collection also reflects 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.

Center committees documented in the collection are: Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Research Committee, Committee on Education, the Government Affairs Committee, Long-Range Planning Committee, Kellogg Steering Committee, Coordinators' Committee, and Committee for Nursing Education Component Implementation. Some of these committees were composed solely of Center staff; others included staff and faculty from partner institutions, including Northeastern University. The Dean of the College of Nursing, Eileen Zungolo, was heavily involved in the foundation and administration of the Center during its early years. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation files include requests for proposals, correspondence, Foundation newsletters, and a solicitation for feedback from the Center for an evaluation of the Foundation being done by the Lewin Group.

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.