Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a nationally renowned healthcare
system with strong clinical, academic, and research programs.
As a regional provider with a strong public health and academic
infrastructure, the Alliance has become the premier site for clinicians
interested in teaching and research within a community-based setting.
Today, we are proud to have multiple academic affiliations with
some of the nations finest schools:
CHA now offers 16 residency and training programs in a variety
of disciplines including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry,
Psychology, Podiatric Surgery, Social Work, and Nursing.
Medical Students and residents rotate through many of our departments,
offering a myriad of teaching opportunities for interested physicians.
In 2004, we created the Integrated Clerkship Program for a group
of third year students at Harvard Medical School. Innovative in
its interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach, the clerkship
replaced the traditional block rotations with a year-long immersion
into ambulatory care. Click
here for more on this new approach.
Cambridge Health Alliance fosters an active and collaborative research
environment. Many Alliance faculty and staff are actively involved
with research, most extensively in the Departments of Medicine and
Psychiatry. Additionally we are one of the founding members for
The Institute for Community Health (ICH) which is an organization
dedicated to improving the health of the Cambridge and Somerville
communities. They strive to create innovative programs and health
policies through a community based approach.
The Alliance strongly values research as the foundation for improving
the quality of care. Much of this current research involves health
policy, the evaluation of health services, disparities in care and
quality improvements. Our Research endeavors are strengthened by
our university affiliations and our public health mission.
here for more on current research efforts.