Transitioning from CHIP to CHIRP: Blending community health development with community-based participatory research

Paul B. McGinnis, Monica Hunsberger, Melinda Davis, Jamie Smith, Beth Ann Beamer, Danna Drum Hastings

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In 2006, a community health development model was used to engage citizens in Jefferson County, Oregon, around local health concerns. Childhood obesity emerged as a priority health issue. In 2007, a research component was introduced by Oregon Health & Science University to help the community garner resources and inform the field. This case study describes the collaboration between the Mountain View Community Health Improvement Partnership and Oregon Health & Science University to increase the number of county children at a healthy weight. Research and projects occurred simultaneously since community members are motivated by action, and research is a slower process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-237
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010



  • Childhood obesity
  • Community health development
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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