St. Charles Hospital - CHIP: Creating a Healthier Community

By: St Charles Medical Ctr  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mental Health, health care

More than 100 rural communities nationwide use the CHIP model to stimulate health improvement efforts. CHIP brings local residents and health care providers into dynamic partnership to:

  • Create projects and programs to meet identified community needs
  • Develop local leadership through training and experience in decision-making
  • Educate residents about the role healthcare plays in economic development
  • Expand awareness of health resources and issues facing health care delivery
  • Improve health status of area residents
  • Involve as many people as possible in decision-making

CHIP at Work in Crook County

In partnership with OHSU's Oregon Office of Rural Health and the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Network, St. Charles (Prineville), CHIP work groups focus on these four health priorities:

Dental

Increasing access and reducing demand for emergency dental services by providing preventative care and oral health education.

Healthy Lifestyles

Reducing adult obesity and diabetes, and related health issues by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through physical activity, nutrition awareness and health education.

Mental Health

Enhancing communication and collaboration between existing resources by improving community awareness.

Prevention

Improving children's health by developing preventative programs for childhood obesity, substance abuse/use and adolescent health, including teen pregnancy.

Become a CHIP Partner

Call Sharon Vail: (541) 447-6254 ext. 380

Keywords: health care, Mental Health

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