MKE Elevate: A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)



Welcome to MKE Elevate, a community-driven agenda for elevating the health and well-being of Milwaukee residents.

Supported by the Milwaukee Common Council, the Board of Health, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the MKE Elevate Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) responds to priority issues selected by our community, for our community, and seeks to create shared priorities to address these issues. Together we can elevate the health of all who call Milwaukee home.

What Comes Next? 

Final 2023-2028 MKE Elevate priorities have been selected, based on our Community Health Assessment data and community input from over 2,000 surveys, 86 photo submissions, and feedback at 4 community meetings. Through March 2023, we will continue identifying strategies and action steps for the 2023-2028 plan. Please join us for an action team meeting in February or for a general member meeting later this spring.

Overarching Priority: Racism and Health Equity

Our Vision: To support Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods


Safety and Violence Prevention

Maternal and Child Health

Built Environment

  • Interpersonal and intimate partner violence
  • Crime and neighborhood safety
  • Reckless driving and motor vehicle crashes 
  • Trauma and trauma informed care
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Healthy birth outcomes
  • Reproductive healthcare access
  • Nutrition 
  • Maternal mental health
  • Housing
  • Lead
  • Transportation
  • Internet access
  • Accessibility
  • Access to healthy food
  • Ecoomic development

2023-2028 Community Health Improvement Plan Timeline:

2023: Targeted outreach for Steering Committee and Action team members aligned with priority areas
January: Steering Committee members selected
February: Steering and Action Team meet to inform selection of goals and strategies 
March: Final 2023-2028 MKE Elevate CHIP released 
April: Quarterly Steering Committee and General Member meetings



 MKE Elevate Priorities Circle Graphic                    

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Join us for an action team meeting or for a general member meeting!


Built Environment Action Team (Virtual, via Zoom)

Thursday, February 16, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Register here


Maternal and Child Health Action Team (Hybrid, in person and via Zoom)

Thursday, February 16, 4:00 to 5:30pm

In person location: Southside Health Center

Register here


Safety and Violence Prevention Action Team (Virtual, via Zoom)

Initial community meeting will be in partnership with the Office of Violence Prevention

Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 to12pm via Zoom

Register here


Thanks to all who have expressed interest in joining our 2023-2028 MKE Elevate Steering Committee!
We are currently reviewing submissions and will notify individuals later this month if they were selected to join.


Interested in participating as a Steering Committee Member, Action Team Co-chair or Member, or General Member?

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 Vision: Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods




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 If you are interested in discussing further how your organization can collaborate with MHD in the CHIP process, we would love to hear from you! You can email us at   [email protected] to set up an informational meeting with the team. We look forward to hearing how our work can align to make the most significant, equitable impact on our Milwaukee community. 




Recording of Fall Community Meeting

In the fall of 2022, community members had the opportunity to weigh in on our 2023-2028 priorities through a series of meetings. Below is a recording of the virtual meeting held November 1, 2022. Meetings include a brief presentation of our Community Health Assessment, results of the Priority Issue Survey and Photo Voice campaign, and small group discussions to prioritize top issues. For links to the materials shared at this meeting, please visit our November 1st Virtual Meeting Page.

Action Teams

MKE Elevate Action Team members come from all areas of the Milwaukee community through their neighborhoods and their organizations. Action Team membership is open to all who are interested in elevating the health and wellbeing of our Milwaukee community. Action Teams meet quarterly throughout the year and focus on the three Priority Action Areas: 

Built Environment

Maternal and Child Health

Safety and Violence Prevention





Steering Committee

MKE Elevate reconvened the Steering Committee in Fall of 2020. The Steering Committee is comprised of MHD partners who are aligned with the work of the Priority Action Areas in MKE Elevate. Steering Committee members are essential to propelling the implementation and evaluation process of MKE Elevate forward. 


Data & Reports

Local data on health outcomes and results of community resident and key stakeholder surveys during the planning process of MKE Elevate from 2017-2021.

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MKE Elevate 
City of Milwaukee Health Department
841 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
[email protected] 

If you have any questions about the redevelopment, implementation, or evaluation of MKE Elevate or want information about how to become involved with the work of MKE Elevate, please e-mail us at [email protected]


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