ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
CENTER FOR HEALTH EQUITY,
EDUCATION, & RESEARCH
CHEER was founded in 2017 to act as a parent organization for all our work. Our focus now is health equity for all and we are partners with many health organizations and medical centers to achieve that goal.
The Center for Health Equity, Education, & Research (CHEER) has its roots in The Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center. Under the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC), The Breastfeeding Center initially supported the development of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) at BMC. Now, CHEER has become one of the leading maternity care research, teaching, and advocacy centers in the United States.