The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP): History, Evaluation and Outcomes
Originally published as:
Morton, D., Rankin, P., Kent, L. & Dysinger, W. (2016). The complete health improvement program (CHIP): History, evaluation and outcomes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10(1), 64-73. doi:10.1177/1559827614531391
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a premier lifestyle intervention targeting chronic disease that has been offered for over 25 years. The intervention has been utilized in clinical, corporate and community settings and the short and longer-term clinical benefits of the intervention, as well as its cost-effectiveness, have been documented in over 25 peer-reviewed publications. Being an easily administered intervention, CHIP has been presented not only by health professionals, but also non-health trained volunteers. The benefits of the program have been extensively studied under these two delivery channels, consistently demonstrating positive outcomes. This paper provides a brief history of CHIP and describes the content and structure of the intervention. The published evaluations and outcomes of the intervention are presented and discussed and future directions are highlighted.
Morton, Darren; Rankin, Paul; Kent, Lillian; and Dysinger, Wayne, "The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP): History, Evaluation and Outcomes" (2016). Education Papers and Journal Articles. 52.