Our Programs

An introductory paragraph. To engage institutions, communities, community health centers and other stakeholders in education, research and service partnerships to reorient health professions education, improve health of communities, and promote healthcare system change.

The Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers

The Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (EMK) began as a Boston Public Schools (BPS) pilot school in 1995, when a group of community health care providers and higher education leaders recognized that too few inner-city children were envisioning career possibilities in the health professions.

Click here to learn more https://kennedyacademy.org/


Community Voices: Speaking Truth

“Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.” (Kofi Annan, 1938-2018)

Community Voices has been ongoing for the past 12 years in CCHERS with a mission to engage youth in research to address health disparities. Every summer break, 10 to 15 young people of color from various high schools across Greater Boston work with CCHERS in this 7-week long program.

For more information, contact Luke Mathew at l.mathew@northeastern.edu


Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Boston BRI…DGE spans the chasm between research institutions and the “un-populations”, those who are marginalized in the US health care system as the underserved, uninsured, underclass, unemployed, undocumented, and not surprisingly the under-represented in healthcare and biomedical research in Boston.

For more information, contact Elmer R. Freeman at e.freeman@northeastern.edu


Community Advocacy Program

CCHERS created the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) in 1995 to address the need for domestic violence services in Dorchester and since then has expanded to other Boston neighborhoods where Family Advocates are located in community health centers. CAP consults and coordinates with community health centers regarding their healthcare screening process, provides education to healthcare providers about domestic violence and provides onsite domestic violence services to survivors.

For more information, contact Lauren Frommer 617 373 8597


HEART Consortium

The HEART ( Healthcare Employment Access Recruitment and Training) Consortium is a collaborative comprised of secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, as well as community residents and leaders. It is a leading workforce development initiative whose goal is to gain entry-level employment in health sector jobs for residents of the HEART geographic target area.

For more information contact Alison Simmons 857 286 4693, a.simmons@northeastern.edu


Critical MASS for Elimination of Health Disparities

Founded and provided organizational and fiscal home for Critical MASS for Elimination of Health Disparities, a statewide coalition working on elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in health including development and dissemination of a community-organizing toolkit.

For more information, contact Elmer Freeman at e.freeman@northeastern.edu