Community Health Advocate Model Program (CHAMP)
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
Primary Community Partner: Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: S.E.T. Ministry, Inc.
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)
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