DescriptionCHIP - Complete Health Improvement Program is a scientifically proven lifestyle education program that can help prevent and reduce the risk of obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. CHIP provides information, motivation and group support over a three month period to help participants make positive lifestyle changes and empowers them to play a key role in their own health and wellbeing.
CHIP offers a licensed facilitator in a group setting to coach participants towards better health, before and after lifestyle evaluations that include the following lab tests: total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure and BMI, 18 video sessions covering the optimal lifestyle topics, healthy recipes & food samples, dynamic group discussions, learn how to select wholesome foods, basic fitness instruction, a CHIP tool kit containing a workbook, reference text, cookbook, and water bottle.
Have a question? Please contact the program planner:
Ronnie Metcalf, EdD, RN, ONC
CHIP is based on the fact that 75% or more of our Western diseases are "lifestyle related," according to the U.S. Surgeon General. These diseases are connected to our processed diet; lack of exercise; overuse of cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine; increased levels of stress; and the quality of our support systems.
Class Dates and Times*Every Tuesday and Thursday evening 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019
*Please see the brochure for more details and for slight variances to this schedule.
MAHEC has the ability to provide a videoconference of this event to other satellite locations in the MAHEC region. If you are interested in attending CHIP 12 via videoconference in another location, please contact the coordinator Lisa James.
Registration Fee IncludesThe fee for CHIP 12 covers all labs and biometrics, the CHIP kit, all educational sessions, food tastings and demos.
Community members and Clinicians that wish to learn about a healthy lifestyle
- Normalize Blood Pressure
- Lower Cholesterol
- Lower BMI
- Lower Fasting Blood Glucose
- Reduce the risk of obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure
- Inform, Motivate, and Support group members to make positive lifestyle changes
- Prevent, arrest, and even reverse chronic disease
- Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC
- Grace C. Boyle, BSN, RN-BC
- Laura Bradshaw, RN
- Charley M. Messenger, MMS, PA-C