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A Brief 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

Virginia 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 underserved


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


2007

CHIP enters into unique partnership with PEATC & Healthy Families to begin using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum in CHIP sites


CHIP of Virginia celebrates 15th Anniversary


2009

CHIP begins its second managed care contract, partnering with Virginia Premier to provide fee-for-service case management for high-risk pregnant women, babies discharged from the NICU, and young children with asthma or other special health care needs.


AMCHP (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs) selects CHIP of Virginia's Partners in Pregnancy program as one of two Promising Practices identified nationwide.


2010

CHIP of Chesapeake and Portsmouth merge.

 


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