CHIP Youth Project sees prevention and outreach as a critical social justice issue. It is our goal to not only share information from our institution and the larger medical community about breakthroughs in treatment, care, support and education but to work hard towards reducing barriers that may prevent people from potentially engaging with us. We work diligently alongside key agencies and organizations and community members to present our services in innovative ways that are responsive to the needs of communities we serve.
We are involved in community mobilization and advocacy by having our staff involved with a variety of boards, steering committees, coalitions and community groups. We strongly believe in working alongside and with many different segments of our larger community to improve overall health outcomes for but not limited to Youth, Women, Infants and Children, Incarcerated Persons, LGBTQ, Communities of Color and any group that experiences marginalization.
The Southern Colorado Health Collaborative (SCHC) is a new project sponsored by CHIP to provide enhanced HIV and HCV testing and education services in rural southern Colorado. SCHC currently outreaches 22 counties in southern Colorado – including Prowers, Fremont, and Alamosa Counties. Testing services are currently being offered at the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. New testing and PrEP sites are coming aboard regularly. Please call Jennifer Pappas with any questions, feedback, and ideas at: (720) 951-2693.
CHIP staff are available for presentations, speaking engagements and working groups on HIV/AIDS including but not limited to prevention, staff trainings and current issues that are intersectional to this complex health issue. We are available to engage Medical Staff, Case Managers, Agencies of any kind, Students and Community Groups. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more about HIV/AIDS by specifying in your message the audience type, number of people who will be attending and area of focus you are interested in.