CHIP stands for Children’s Health Involving Parents because the program works alongside parents to make sure children are healthy and ready to learn. Our belief is that comprehensive health care and a stable home are the cornerstones of every young child’s physical and emotional development and the foundations of school readiness, effective learning, and future success.
CHIP helps families become more stable and independent because it works with them in the home to develop unique solutions based on the family’s specific needs. A team consisting of a Community Health Nurse, Outreach Worker, and Mental Health Clinician provide support, access to healthcare and medical services, and a mental health assessment, all of which are provided in the home.
Typically, the team visits a family a minimum of two times per month, however the frequency may increase or decrease with the changing needs and circumstances of each family. Services are available to expecting parents and parents with children under the age of six years.
Read more about CHIP outcomes in the most recent program year.
To reach CHIP of Greater Richmond, please call 804.233.2850.
To reach CHIP of Petersburg, please call 804.486.4852.
Increase access to comprehensive health care services
Improve overall health and well-being
Enhance family functioning and mental wellness
Promote optimal child development and school readiness