CHIP of Virginia is a
non-profit organization responsible for the development, implementation
and maintenance of a statewide network of community-based child health
and family support programs in Virginia. CHIP of Virginia is governed
by a Board of Directors and provides the following core functions for
the CHIP statewide network: Administration, New Site Development,
Training and Technical Assistance, Quality Assurance and Evaluation,
Resource Development, and Public Relations and Communications.
See how CHIP improves young
children's health and promotes wellness & self-sufficiency in
low-income families throughout Virginia in this video.
• CHIP babies spent 44% fewer days in the hospital
than the control babies.
Through a grant provided by
The Commonwealth Fund, CHIP worked with Sentara Health System on a
quality enhancing initiative, Partners in Pregnancy (PnP),
to improve outcomes for high risk pregnant women and their infants.
Claims data were analyzed
for the mothers’ prenatal care, delivery and the infant’s first year of
life and were compared
with a risk-matched control group from the same geographic regions. The
pregnant women receiving
CHIP had similar claims, utilization measures, and inpatient days to
those in the
control group. But, with the additional CHIP services provided at a
modest cost, major savings were
identified for the
infants during their first year of life:
• NICU days per 1,000 were 3,086 for CHIP babies and 6,417 for the