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The CHIP instruments were developed by Drs. Barbara Starfield and Anne Riley and their colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Invaluable input of participating children and families, clinicians, researchers, teachers and administrators made it all possible.

Visionary financial support was primarily provided by the Agency for Health Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Development of the Adolescent and Child Editions of the CHIP occurred over 12 years and involved more than 5,000 children and adolescents from ethnically and socionomically diverse families in five  geographically distinct locations in the United States and Spain.  Multiple field tests allowed for iterative refinement of the item content and testing of reliability and validity.

The CHIP is not merely a risk assessment but also an instrument that can characterize the potential for resilience, risk avoidance, future health and achievement.

Funding Sources

Important funding for the CHIP was provided by:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Bureau of Maternal and Child Health
  • National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

The Development Team

Barbara Starfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Anne W. Riley, Ph.D.
Christopher B. Forrest, M.D, Ph.D.
Bert F. Green, Jr., Ph.D.
Judith A. Robertson, B.S.
Luis Rajmil, M.D., Ph.D.