The Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of New River Valley continually builds and maintains a network of local public/private partnerships to improve the health status of young children in need and to support and enhance their family’s ability to move toward self sufficiency. CHIP builds on family strengths and promotes family empowerment.
The purpose of CHIP is to assist low-income families with children through age 6 and pregnant women with access to medical and dental services and act as a link to other human service organizations/providers in the NRV. The CHIP model is unique to the New River Valley in that it offers comprehensive case management in the home where children receive consistent and comprehensive care in a familiar setting. CHIP services, provided by a nurse and a home visitor team, include helping families make and keep appointments and follow physician recommendations, educational home visits, parenting education, helping families set and reach personal and family goals, transportation to medical and dental appointments, medical case management, and referrals to other community-based services to help meet the multifaceted needs of families. All services emphasize prevention and early intervention.
CHIP of New River Valley is funded by CHIP of Virginia, the United Way/Fund, the United Fund of Giles County, the Virginia Department of Social Services-Promoting Safe and Stable Families, foundations, private donations and other local, state and federal funds.
CHIP Advisory Council 2016:
Trina Porterfield, Head Start Nutrition & Health Advocacy Specialist
Tammy Taylor, NRV Community Services
Shenika Dillard, Community Health Educator Carilion
Sheryl Helm, Director of Early Childhood & Family Services
Terry Smusz, NRCA CEO
Erin G. Cruise, Radford University School of Nursing
Joan Behl, Early Intervention Program Manager
Larry Lindsey, Director, Montgomery County Dept. of Social Services
Rhonda Seltz, Dental Coordinator
Becky Daniels, Nurse Supervisor
Sarah Greene, NRCA Board of Directors
Angie Nichols, CHIP/PAT Coordinator
Contact the CHIP Administration Office for more information.
211 Main Street,
Montgomery & Radford
114 A. North Franklin Street,
412 N. Jefferson Ave,
Pulaski, VA 24301
323 Floyd Hwy S,
PO Box 849,
Floyd, VA 24091