Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Risk Reduction

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Risk Reduction/Claims Evaluation Project

The project proposes to provide the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) initially up to 25 adult (non-pregnant) Ohio University employees (and/ or their adult family members) with with diabetes / prediabetes, obesity / overweight, hypertension / prehypertension, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or dyslipidemia in an effort to improve self-management and the consequences of biometric factors that can be modified by lifestyle changes. The CHIP program is an educationally based, lifestyle intervention program that aims to reduce healthcare cost, absenteeism, and increase employee productivity. The investigators expect that participants following the programs guidelines will lower their body mass index, cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and blood glucose levels, and therefore help to prevent chronic disease.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - The Complete Health Improvement Program

CHIP focuses on food, diet, activity, exercise, stress management, by viewing videos, cooking demonstrations, discussion, and exercise. Intervention nurtures intelligent self-care through enhanced understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, and risk factors associated with chronic lifestyle related diseases. The primary focus is the consumption of plant-based whole foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. The goal was to keep dietary fat below 20% of total calor more on

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Risk Reduction/Claims Evaluation Project