Community Health Improvement in Milwaukee's Children (CHIMC)
Community health improvement in Milwaukee's Children (CHIMC) is a grant aimed at identifying and addressing the main child health issue within each of the four communities. The CHIMC grant is a collaborative partnership between residents, community agencies, and academic institutions. It is community driven, in that it includes community members and their views in the entire research process.
CHIMC: Save Lives-Immunize has received a five-year continuation grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health to expand upon its 3-year Community-based Participatory Research pilot planning grant for a community-based approach to health disparities in immunizations. The five-year continuation grant (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013) has as its primary goal to eliminate immunization rate disparities within low-income ethnic/racial populations less than 14 years of age in four Milwaukee zip codes (53205, 53206, 53208, 53210).
CHIMC's Vision, Mission and Goals
All children in Milwaukee communities will be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
To transform and empower our communities through knowledge, resources and shared learning.
CHIMC’s goal is to address health concerns for children ages birth to 18 years, through
community based participatory research.