Glossary of Terms and Acronyms for the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP):

CHAP:             Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program

CHAP-EMS:   Community Health Assessment Program through Emergency Medical Services (feasibility pilot study, Hamilton, completed December 2013)

CP@Clinic:   Community Paramedicine at Clinic: A Community Paramedicine Initiative for Older Adults Living in Subsidized Housing (Quantitative and qualitative study, Hamilton and York Region, on going)

CHAP CCEC Health: Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program Community, Coalitions, Engagement and Cardiovascular Project (cross-sectional research, Ontario, ongoing)

CHAP-CD:      Development and evaluation of the Community Health Assessment Program for Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes (CHAP-CD) Multimedia Training Module (Pre-post interventional research, Hamilton, ongoing)

CHAT:             Community Hypertension Assessment Trial (Ottawa and Hamilton trial, 2003)

CHAD:             Cardiovascular Health Assessment Diabetes (Feasibility program to detect Type 2 diabetes, Grimsby, 2005)

A-CHAMP:     Airdrie Cardiovascular Health Awareness and Management Program (Community based blood pressure monitoring with feedback to physicians and pharmacists Airdrie Alberta, 2005-2006)

C-CHAP:         Community Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (two arm cluster randomised controlled trial, small to medium size communities in Ontario, 2006)

C-ChAMP:      Canadian Chronic Disease Awareness and Management Program (program of research, York region and Laval, 2013-2018)

CHAP+AP:      Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program; development of tools and best practices for sustainability and wide uptake across Ontario (2008-2010)

CHAP Laval: Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program implemented and evaluated in Laval, Quebec.

CHAP-P:         Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program implemented in Philippines.


Québec acronymes

GMF :              Groupe de médecine familiale (Family Medicine Group)

UMF :             Unité de médecine familiale (Family Medecine Unit)

MSSS :            Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (Health and Social Services Ministry)

ASSS :             Agence de la santé et des services sociaux (Health and Social Services Agency)

CSSS :              Centre de santé et de services sociaux (Health and Social Services Centre)

FRQS :             Fonds de recherche du Québec  – Santé (Québec’s Research Funding Agency for health)

CRCHUM :     Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (University of Montréal Hospital Research Center)

PSSC :             Programme de sensibilisation à la santé cardiovasculaire (French equivalent of CHAP)


Ontario acronyms

FHT:                Family Health Team

LHIN:               Local Health Integration Networks

ICES:                Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

EMS:               Emergency Medical Service

MOHLTC:       Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care



CPHE / PHE: Community Peer Health Educator

CANRISK:       Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire

CHPI: Community Hypertension Prevention Initiative

SIB: Social Impact Bonds

CSPIN: Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network

PIAAF: Program for Identification of Actionable Atrial-Fibulation

SPOR: Strategy for Patient Oriented Research

CIHR: Canadian Institute of Health Research