Believing that parents are the most important ingredient in a healthy outcome for children, community health nurses and family case managers employed by CHIP work with the entire family to foster a nurturing, safe and healthful home environment.
They connect the family with a myriad of services including assistance with obtaining a GED, job training, or literacy classes; guidance on effective parenting; information on nutrition and well-baby care; and transportation in the CHIP van if necessary.
From the time that a child and family enter CHIP, staff work toward two goals – the child’s healthy start and the family’s self-sufficiency. Children who have health have hope. Children who have hope have a world of possibilities.