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Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children (CHIMC)

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.

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Program Information

  • About CHIMC

    Projects committed to improving the lives of all Milwaukee's children.

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  • Studies and Results

    Accomplishments of past studies and current activity.

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  • Plans and Projected Outcomes

    Addressing health concerns for children through community based participatory research (CBPR).

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  • CHIMC Program Website

    Visit the program website for the parent toolkit.

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Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee’s Children-Take Control Immunize! is a project that aims to reduce immunization disparities among Milwaukee’s children under the ages birth to eighteen. Since 2005, this project has been using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to engage community members as active researchers in all project activities. Community agency representatives and community members are involved in all aspects of the project including design, implementation, evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of findings. CHIMC-TCI! has received a three-year grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health to expand upon previous phases of the CBPR project. The three-year continuation grant March 2013-February 2016 was implemented in the following zip codes: 53203, 53205, 53206, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53212, 53216, 53218, and 53233.

CHIMC Locations

Where is CHIMC being implemented?
CHIMC is currently being implemented in five participating UNCOM sites and five participating WIC sites. Participants are recruited at these sites to complete CHIMC research activities. 

CHIMC Partners

CHIMC-TCI! is a partnership with community residents and a number of local agencies and organizations. Some of these include:

Medical College of Wisconsin

United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM)

Milwaukee Health Department

Marquette University Diederich College of Communication

Milwaukee County WIC Program