Children’s Health Involving Parents (CHIP) improves the lives of families through a proven model that includes mentoring, education and behavioral health services in the home. We teach parents how to be confident and effective, resulting in children who are healthy and ready for school.
What we do… CHIP provides primary and secondary prevention services to pregnant women and families with children up to the age of 6 years. In addition, CHIP provides asthma case management for children up to age 18. These services are provided in the family’s home through a team approach. A team consists of an Outreach Worker, Registered Nurse, and Mental Health Clinician.
Specific key focus areas include:
High risk pregnancy case management;
Assessment of child development and referral for early intervention services when indicated;
Preparation for school readiness to include ensuring ongoing health care, dental care, and literacy and
Asthma case management.
Who can participate… CHIP’s free and voluntary services are available to families in the City of Richmond, the parts of Henrico and Chesterfield that flank Richmond, and also to families in Petersburg.