Our Mission

Established in 1995, Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) has been a leader in innovative, collaborative solutions to address critical community health issues in the San Diego region. The mission of CHIP is to advance long-term solutions to priority health needs through collaboration and community engagement.

CHIP brings together diverse partners to assess community health needs, educate, and advocate to create policy, systems and environmental change which reduce health disparities. CHIP provides backbone support to plan, coordinate, and support collaborative initiatives to solve our most complex health problems.

CHIP signature programs and initiatives include the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, Suicide Prevention Council, Resident Leadership Academy, Lemon Grove HEAL Zone, REACH Chula Vista, Independent Living Association, Farm to School Taskforce, Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team and Health Literacy San Diego.


Areas of Focus:

  • Obesity
  • Mental Health
  • Violence & Injury Prevention
  • Access to Care
  • Social Determinants of Health

Our Values

As CHIP grows as an organization, it has become increasingly important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our identity, and our business strategies.
These are the seven core values that we live by: