CONTACT

Mylinda S. Moore, MSW

CHIP of Virginia Director

804.783.2667 Ext 102

mmoore@familiesforwardva.org

 

Virginia’s Comprehensive Health Investment Project (CHIP)
offers a practical example of taking a whole-family approach.
This successful program – which pairs families with integrated

teams of registered nurses and parent educators, goes beyond
the usual focus on maternal and infant health. 

 

Visits from a registered nurse promote healthy pregnancies and help parents of young children take a proactive approach to their child’s health and development as well as their own health and family stability.  CHIP of Virginia (CHIP) nurses work with families, and local medical and dental providers to increase access to, and successful use, of healthcare resources.  A parent educator uses the Parents As Teachers Curriculum with participants to build important skills, such as creating routines, engaging in early learning activities that promote school readiness and using positive discipline approaches.  Educators also assist families with achieving self-sufficiency goals, such as getting a driver’s license, earning a GED or certification or pursuing higher education— all of which smooth pathways to employment. CHIP regularly sees a 40% increase in the number of families with one or both parents working at least part time after a year in the program.  

 

Addressing child and parent challenges simultaneously strengthens families and places them on firmer ground. This gives children a more solid footing from the start, greatly improving their chances of charting a better course.  CHIP supports children and families through a two-generation approach...changing lives two generations at a time. 

Portions of this summary of CHIP of Virginia were originally published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

 

 
 

CHIP Works. Here's How: 

  • Improved parenting knowledge and skills

  • Increased school readiness

  • Fewer babies born at low birth weight when mothers enroll in CHIP before the third trimester of pregnancy

  • Improved birth spacing

  • Increased enrollment in health insurance, use of a primary care doctor, and increase number of children who are up to date or on track on immunizations

  • Reduction in unmet healthcare needs such medications, eyeglasses, family planning, mental health care and dental care

  • Reduced hospitalizations and ER visits among enrolled children

  • Enhanced family self-sufficiency, including increased employment, fewer moves, and fewer unmet food needs

CHIP Programs

 

Child Health Partnership

Communities Served: Charlottesville, Albemarle,

Louisa and Fluvanna

 

Jon Nafziger, Executive Director

(434) 964-4700  

jon.nafziger@childhealthpartnership.org

1469 Greenbrier Place

Charlottesville, VA  22901

CHIP of South Hampton Roads

Communities Served: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth

 

Trish O’Brien, President and CEO

(757) 543-9100

tobrien@chipshr.org

1302 Jefferson Street
Chesapeake, VA 23324

CHIP of New River Valley

Communities Served: Radford, Floyd, Montgomery,

Pulaski, and Giles

 

Angie Nichols

CHIP – PAT Coordinator

(540) 394-3255

angie@nrcaa.org

114-A North Franklin Street

Christiansburg, VA 24073

 

CHIP of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

Family Lifeline

Communities Served: Richmond, Henrico,

Chesterfield, Petersburg

Pat Purcell, Sr. VP Early Childhood

ppurcell@familylifeline.org

2325 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

 

Katrina Smith, Richmond Program Manager

ksmith@familylifeline.org

2325 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Emily Morris, Richmond RN Supervisor/Manager

emorris@familylifeline.org

2325 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Elizabeth Gotay, Petersburg Program Manager

egotay@familylifeline.org

700 South Sycamore Street

Suite 2A

Petersburg, VA 23803

Richmond: (804) 282-4255     

Petersburg: (804) 733-9961

 

CHIP of Roanoke Valley

Communities Served: City of Roanoke, Salem,

Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Craig County

Robin Haldiman, CEO

Robin.haldiman@chiprv.org

1201 3rd Street, SW

Roanoke, VA  24016

Hannah Hale

Hannah.hale@chiprv.org

(540) 857-6993                

CHIP of Southwest Virginia

People Incorporated

Communities Served: City of Bristol, Buchanon,

Dickinson, Russell, and Washington Counties

 

Tonya Noe, Coordinator

(276) 623-9000       

Direct: (276) 619-2254

tnoe@peopleinc.net

People Inc. of Virginia

1173 West Main Street

Abingdon, VA  24210

New River Valley

 

CHIP of Virginia Success Stories

Click here to view Success Story video from Family Lifeline
and Lucas Templeton Productions.  

They have helped me to become a good mom and be proud of myself. I went back to school to get my GED and am taking college classes so I can be a dependable employee and support my family."

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