CHIP (Child Health Investment Partnership) of Roanoke Valley is a child health advocacy program. We pair low-income children, ages birth to first grade, with a Community Health nurse and Family Case manager who assist in the coordination of health care (accessing medical services, management of chronic conditions, and preventative services such as dental varnishes, healthy eating and exercise). CHIP services also include developmental education, kindergarten preparation and regular child assessment and monitoring. Our families receive services like anticipatory child development guidance, employment and education support, parent meetings and transportation, all of which work to build parenting capacity and to provide support to families as they set and reach goals and move toward self-sufficiency. CHIP also offers supplemental case management that target specific needs: Prenatal Case Management, Mental Health Case Management, and Asthma Case Management.
Here are just a few of the outcomes achieved in 2016:
ü 93% of children served received the recommended number of immunizations by the age of two.
ü 84% of children served who took the five-year ASQ scored at or above the standard developmental milestones in each area as measured by the Ages and Stages questionnaire.
ü 91% of children served were up-to-date on recommended well-baby visits.
ü 100% of all enrolled pregnant mothers were 90% up-to-date on prenatal visits.
ü 90% of children served turning 37 months received at least one dental varnish application.