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What is CHIP?

CHIP, an acronym for Coronary Health Improvement Project, is an affordable, 4-week lifestyle education program with thousands of graduates worldwide. It is sponsored by local, certified leadership; is community based; and has a strong, ongoing support system. CHIP encourages a close working relationship with one's personal physician.

Through dynamic and compelling live and video presentations, CHIP provides tools and strategies for making lifestyle choices that will stick. It delivers information, inspiration and motivation.

CHIP is primarily available to the public in these three forms:

  • Live, city-wide programs conducted by Dr. Diehl in person
  • Corporate-sponsored video programs offered to employees
  • Community-based video programs offered by an increasing number of Seventh-day Adventist Churches across North America

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The Adventist CHIP Association is a fellowship of Seventh-day Adventist Churches around North America who, along with other local sponsors, are conducting this unique video-based program in their communities.

Historically, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been passionately committed to the health and healing of the whole person. In the late 19th Century, John Harvey Kellogg developed the world-famous Battle Creek Sanitarium while his brother, W.K. Kellogg, launched the breakfast cereal industry. Since that time, the Seventh-day Adventist church has created a network of hundreds of hospitals (including Loma Linda University Medical Center in southern California), clinics, and community health education centers that span the globe. Many thousands of people associate their health care with Seventh-day Adventist personnel and institutions.

Dr. Hans Diehl is pleased to support qualifying Seventh-day Adventist churches that provide CHIP as a dynamic, first-class means of bringing scientifically sound lifestyle education and motivation to communities across North America.

The Adventist CHIP Association is a non-profit, grass-roots, volunteer-driven organization that provides materials, leadership training and ongoing support for Seventh-day Adventist Church CHIP Programs.

Our Mission is to provide scientifically sound, community health education programs in the local community that will bring healing to the whole person—body, mind, and soul while creating lasting friendships an and stimulating an interest in God's original design for maximum health and wellbeing.

The Association convenes an annual Summit for business, leadership training, fellowship and inspiration.

Contact Us

For further information about the Association and how Video-CHIP can become an important part of your church's community health ministry, contact us at: 

Mailing address:
CHIP Association
11310 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washinton, MD 20744
Phone: (301) 292-2100