Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Twenty-six local facilitators are now trained for the upcoming Complete Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) in the British Virgin Islands.
Coordinator of Health Promotion Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Development Ms. Ivy George said that the programme is off to a strong start with facilitators representing a wide cross-section of professionals in the Virgin Islands.
“We have persons from all four main islands namely Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke and we have done our best to get persons from various backgrounds such as community groups, professional groups, workplaces, social clubs and faith-based organisations,” said Ms. George.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development hosted the two-day workshop that began on October 8 to aid in the reduction and prevention of chronic diseases in the Virgin Islands.
Official facilitators of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) will work closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Development at the community level to provide persons with the behavior change programme which is slated to begin in spring 2020 to 2022. The Workshop facilitators were Mr. Travis Young, Business Development Manager and Ms. Amanda Cruz, both from Lifestyle Medicine.
The Complete Health Improvement Programme is a proven lifestyle medicine solution known internationally for the last 30 years.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.
Photographs are attached:
Caption: Pictured are participants, facilitators and BVI Health Ministry staff during the Facilitator Training for the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). (Photo Credit: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD)