For every $1 invested in preventive dental care, $10 is saved in managing the symptoms related to dental disease. CHIP nurses provided 469 floride dental varnishes to enrolled children this year.
$2,516: The average charge for an asthma-related hospitalization for a child 0 – 4 years old.
Nearly 20% of CHIP children are enrolled in asthma case management. Last year 176 children received 502 asthma assessments.
In Virginia the percent of 2 year olds with Medicaid who are fully immunized is approximately 70%.
Last year, 90% of CHIP children 0-2 years old were fully immunized.
$5,918: The cost of one year of special education for one child in the primary school setting. $220: The cost to provide a CHIP child with a year of pre-kindergarden preparation.
For every $1 invested in early childhood programs like CHIP, up to $7 is returned to the community.