Complete Health Improvement Program - Proven results ... Priceless Benefits!!
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is an ongoing volunteer-led community-based lifestyle-medicine approach to optimising self-management and prevention of chronic diseases.
The aims of the project are to address the burden of disease associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) and type 2 diabetes. The core of the project is an intense 16-session 30-day program of education and support.
A pilot program was conducted in Stanthorpe in February/March 2010 with participants excited about the results! Sustainable weight loss, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels were achieved.
Four further programs have been offered in Stanthorpe.
CHIP is conducted on a not-for-profit cost-recovery basis – per participant costs approximate $350. Funding from Queensland Health ($18,300) and the Federal Government via Medicare Local SWQ ($15,200) has significantly subsidised costs to participants.
Check out the clinical results of the 2014 CHIP cohort ...