Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA)

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What is CHEEA?

The Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA) is a new educational initiative at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) that seeks to better equip healthcare professionals to be change agents in our healthcare system and society. By creating more opportunities for health professionals to engage in a meaningful social justice curriculum, community building, discussion, and mentorship, we believe health professionals will better understand the injustices in our healthcare system and society, and be better positioned to find their role in providing solutions.

Why is health equity education and advocacy needed?

Profound social and systemic barriers create health inequities that are a defining feature of the U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare professionals have a unique vantage point to speak to the social, economic and political factors that influence who gets sick and who remains healthy in this country, but often do not have the support and resources needed to develop their capacity as an advocate.