Title

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP): History, Evaluation and Outcomes

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Early Online Version

4-22-2014

Journal

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

64-73

ISSN

1559-8284

Embargo Period

5-1-2014

ANZSRC / FoR Code

110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified| 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention| 111716 Preventive Medicine

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Abstract

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.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827614531391

Peer Review

Before publication

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