ABOUT US

Our Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER) at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine is a world class center for maternal child health advocacy, training and research.

OUR PROGRAMS

  • CHEER Our HQ in Boston, USA
  • CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing
    Maternity Practices) Our equity-based
    breastfeeding initiative
  • CHEERing (CHEER International Group) Our partner NGO in Athens, Greece

WHERE WE WORK

  • Mississippi and the southern US states
  • American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • Refugee camps, shelters and centers in Eastern Europe

WHAT WE DO

  • Support community-based training and research
  • Train healthcare professionals, allied healthcare workers, agencies, and volunteers
  • Promote equity in breastfeeding and evidence-based maternity care practices
  • Provide technical assistance to hospitals seeking Baby-Friendly designation
  • Perform Community Health Assessments
  • Lead Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) initiatives
  • Actively promote preventive healthcare

WHOM WE SERVE

  • Underserved communities and
    communities of color
  • Refugees from 20+ nations
  • Hospitals, non-profits and NGOs
  • Healthcare professionals

WE SPEAK

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Kurmanji
  • Lingala
  • Malay
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Yoruba
Center For Health Equity, Education, And Research

WE BELIEVE IN HEALTH EQUITY AND
ARE HERE TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE IT