History – Archived

CHIP changes lives, two generations at a time.



An Archived History of CHIP

1987
  • UVA Meeting – Unmet Health Care Needs of Virginia’s Children
1988
  • CHIP Roanoke program is established
1990
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation funds replication of CHIP model to other sites in Virginia
  • CHIP of Virginia is established to lead statewide replication (component of Total Action Against Poverty)
  • First meeting of CHIP Statewide Coordinating Council is held

1992
  • First round replication – sites established in Charlottesville, Southwest Virginia and Richmond
  • CHIP of Virginia is incorporated as independent, non-profit organization
1993
  • Second round replication – sites established in Chesapeake, New River Valley, Norfolk and Williamsburg
  • Network serves 1,500 children in 800 families
  • Virginia awarded Family Resource and Support Grant from Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families: CHIP of Virginia is lead agency – enables significant expansion of network
1994
  • Third round replication – sites established in Petersburg and Portsmouth
1995
  • First comprehensive outcome evaluation report on CHIP children and families is published
  • Network serves 3,500 children in 1,800 families
1996
  • Viginia General Assembly awards CHIP $1.4 million for 1996-1998
  • 11th replication site begins development in Arlington
1997
  • Network serves 4,000 children in 2,100 families
  • Network emphasis shifts from rapid site growth to continuous quality improvement
1998
  • Virginia General Assembly awards CHIP $3.2 million for 1998-2000
  • CHIP of Virginia implements performance-based contracts with the sites
1999
  • CHIP of Virginia partners with MELD of Minnesota to add MELD parenting programs to the network with funding from the Hasbro Children’s Foundation and the Ford Foundation
  • Cumulative total of documented home visits reaches 100,000
2000
  • Virginia General Assembly awards CHIP $4.3 million for 2000-2002
  • Network serves 4,200 children in 2,200 families
2001
  • CHIP of Virginia office moves to Richmond
  • CHIP is recognized as MELD Network of the Year
  • Cumulative total of documented home visits reaches 150,000
2002
  • CHIP of Virginia develops long range strategic plan
  • CHICOS Program initiated with funds from MCHB Healthy Tomorrows grant
2003
  • CHIP named finalist in national competition for Premier Cares Award for exemplary, innovative services to the medically under-served
2004
  • CHIP enters into unique partnership with Optima Health Care and the Center for Health Care Strategies to provide services to high risk pregnant women and their children
2006
  • Virginia General Assembly awards CHIP $2.7 million for 2007-2008

The recent Major History Events of CHIP can be found here