Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 4:05pm

The Complete Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) Facilitator’s training will be held on October 8 and 9.

The training is part of the next phase of CHIP working with the Ministry of Health and Social Development to combat non-communicable diseases in the Virgin Islands.

Persons will be trained for a period of two years on providing support to participants in the health programme; understanding how CHIP works as a solution for decreasing healthcare costs; learning how to work with communities to change their lifestyles and norms; learning the CHIP platform; gaining access to Lifestyle Medicine Institute resources; and becoming an official facilitator working with the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

Coordinator of Health Promotion Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Development Ms. Ivy George said the ministry has identified persons who would fit the criteria of a facilitator but would like to ensure that they have an adequate list of persons who are qualified and are willing to do the work.

Facilitators must be personable, resourceful, creative and willing to help brainstorm with participants as they work through their own obstacles. They must also be patient and a sense of humor is a plus. Other qualities include maturity, must model a healthy lifestyle; must be 25 year of age or older; British Virgin Islanders and Belongers preferred with a minimum requirement of a high school diploma.

Persons who are interested in becoming facilitators of CHIP, can telephone the Coordinator of Health Promotion Services, Ms. Ivy George at 468-4936.

The Complete Health Improvement Programme is a proven lifestyle medicine solution for the last 30 years.  Over 80,000 persons in the US alone have participated in this programme with proven results.

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.

 Attached: Complete Health Improvement Programme Facilitator Training Flyer.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174