About Us

Established in 2020, the Family & Child Health Innovations Program (FCHIP) understands that child health occurs within the context of the family. Therefore the central tenet of FCHIP is “Children Thrive when Families Thrive.” Housed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, FCHIP is part of the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy (SCHROA) Center.

Through cutting-edge original research, disseminating clinically relevant findings, and influencing family health policy, FCHIP is a leader at the intersection of evidence-based research and family health. In its first year, FCHIP is taking a particular focus on the role of fathers in the health of children and families.

Our goal is to advance children’s well-being through understanding the roles of parents in a wide variety of family contexts, and how to enhance parents’ contributions to children’s health and development. As a bridge connecting the clinical, academic, and general community, FCHIP serves as a trustworthy conveyor of useful and reliable information on children and family health.

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We would love to hear from you - contact us at FCHIP@luriechildrens.org.

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