history of cchers, inc.

CCHERS Partnership between Boston University School of Medicine, Northeastern University College of Nursing, the Boston Department of Health and Hospitals is funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a Community Partnership in Health Professionals Education, along with Codman Square, Dorchester House, East Boston, and Whittier Street health centers.



Six new health centers join CCHERS Partnership: Bowdoin Street, Dimock, Gieger-Gibson, Little House, Mattapan, and Neponset




Funding from the Corporation for National Service establishes Community Health Service Corps service learning program for students from BUSM and NU




CCHERS establishes Health Careers Academy as a pilot high school of Boston Public Schools for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. The Community Advocacy Program established as a response to domestic violence in Dorchester.



Funded by Kellogg as a Community Partnership in Graduate Medical and Nursing Education. Merger of BCH and BUMC creates Boston Medical Center and the Boston Public Health Commission as successor institutional partners in CCHERS.



CCHERS, Inc. established as an independent not-for-profit corporation with a board of directors composed of representatives of the partner organizations and communities they serve.



Health Careers Academy becomes a Horace Mann Charter School and relocates to Northeastern University Campus. Merger of Northeastern’s Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and Allied Health. Three new health centers join CCHERS partnership: Harvard Street, Greater-Roslindale and Uphams Corner.



Northeastern University Institutional Grant for CCHERS to integrate other health professionals into model of community based education.




CCHERS establishes Boston Community Practice Research Collaborative as a primary care practice based research network recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.



CCHERS, NU School of Pharmacy and four community health centers funded for Boston Clinical Pharmacy Practice Network a HRSA demonstration project in clinical pharmacy and affordability of prescription drugs.