Community Health Improvement Program
The Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) provides grants to organizations that, like the hospital, are working to improve the health of the people in north central Kansas.
Salina Regional Health Center established the program in 1994, and it continues to provide the primary funding. The Salina Regional Health Foundation manages the program.
The CHIP Committee's focus is on getting children and young people off to a healthy start in life. The CHIP funding priority is Youth Development with the following three areas of emphasis: Healthy Lifestyles; Dental Access; and Early Childhood Care and Education.
To date, more than $8 million has been awarded in CHIP grants since the program was first established. Grant recipients have included Martin Luther King, Jr. Child Development Center, Big Brothers Big Sister of Salina, Ottawa County Health Planning Commission, Teen Town (The City), Lindsborg Community Hospital, and others.