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Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
The objective of the ChIPS program is to reduce the overall
burden of disease and enhance the health and well being of young
people living with a significant chronic health condition, helping
The youth participation framework of ChIPS
ensures that a consumer focus underpins every aspect of the
ChIPS is a complex health promotion intervention in which many
different processes operate for participants, on many different
An in-depth process evaluation of the program has been undertaken
in 2009-2010. The evaluation aims to:
This is primarily a qualitative evaluation.
Approximately 50 interviews will be completed by the end of 2010.
Quantitative data has also been collected from program
In line with the youth participation framework of the program,
members of the ChIPS reference committee have been included in
evaluation and dissemination planning.
A comprehensive evaluation report will be available early in 2011.
Members of the ChIPS reference committee are keen to develop a
youth-focussed multimedia presentation for conveying the research
findings during their advocacy work with schools and community
groups. Academic publications will also be developed to communicate
key research findings.