Community Health Advocate Model Program (CHAMP)

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
     Project Start Date: 3/1/2005
     Project End Date: 2/28/2008

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop, implement, and sustain a health advocate program at five Milwaukee public housing sites. The project focus is on changing human behavior through peer influence and social support by recruiting and training residents to become health advocates for their housing sites.  Advocates will conduct health risk assessments of residents, conduct health promotion activities, sustain and evaluate the program.  A health plan will be completed for each housing site.  The residents will demonstrate increased knowledge of health risks, report social support for healthy behavior change, and report healthier lifestyle behavior.

Award Amount: $449,501

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: S.E.T. Ministry, Inc.

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Barbara Beck, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Shari Crome, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Staci Young, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary March 2005 - February 2008
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
     S.E.T. Ministry, Inc.

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed the Community Health Advocate toolkit to key stakeholders
    • Hosted a meeting for Housing Authority officials to showcase the accomplishments of the program
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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