Community Health Advocate Model Program (CHAMP)
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: 3/1/2005
Project End Date: 2/28/2008
Award Amount: $449,501
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.