The Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children (formerly Center for Advancement of Urban Children) is a cooperative endeavor between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
Center faculty and staff conducts community-oriented research and develops culturally-tailored initiatives to understand the current status of children’s health locally, Statewide, regionally and nationally. In addition, they provide education to medical students and residents and health care to underserved children at the Downtown Health Center (DHC).
Valuable training and community-based research is supported in the Center, please view a presentation that summarizes our initiatives to reduce health disparities.
The following is an example of our research, education and advocacy initiatives:
- Conduct community-based participatory research (Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children, CHIMC)
- Provide community-based graduate medical education (Community Pediatrics Training Initiative, CPTI)
- Instruct graduate and doctoral students (health disparities, maternal child health, community-academic partnerships)
- Promote early literacy (Reach Out and Read–Milwaukee)
- Develop community level emergency preparedness (Faith-based African American Health Network, FAAHN)
- Improving access to healthcare (Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies, Legal And Medical Partnership for Families, Immunization Compliance, Unintentional Injuries, Pearls for Teen Girls, Medically Fragile Foster Children)
- Increase access to pediatric oral health care (Healthy Teeth=Healthy Kids, Making Milwaukee Smile)
- Reducing health disparities in birth outcomes (Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Safe Sleep, Paternal Involvement, Fatherhood Initiative, Circle of Sisters)