CHAP Glossary

CHAP Project Acronyms

  • CHAP: Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program
  • PSSC: Programme de sensibilisation à la santé cardiovasculaire (French equivalent of CHAP)
  • CHAP-EMS (1): Community Health Assessment Program through Emergency Medical Services (feasibility pilot study, Hamilton, completed December 2013)
  • CHAP-EMS (2): 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)

Québec acronyms

  • 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 en 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
  • IRSC: Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada

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
  • CIHR: Canadian Institutes of Health Research


  • CPHE/PHE: Community Peer Health Educator
  • CANRISK: Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire

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