Steps to Success

CHAP  STEPS TO SUCCESS:

Welcome to the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program.  (CHAP). This is a brief overview of the steps required to initiate and maintain a successful program in your community. Please note this is meant only as a general guide, and can be modified to suit your capacity and the  unique needs of your community.

STEP ONE: COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT:

A) Identify Local Lead Organization

B) Hire a Local CHAP Coordinator

C) Create a Community Profile

D) Develop a Communications Plan

STEP TWO: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK:

E) Involve Local Physicians and Pharmacists

F) Identify Community Settings to host CHAP sessions

G) Recruit CHAP Volunteers

STEP THREE: SESSION PREPARATION:

H) Hire a Public Health Nurse1)A ‘Designated CHAP Health Care Professional’ is anyone whose scope of practice includes assessing blood pressure.  This may include a pharmacist, physician, nurse, nurse practitioner or registered practical nurse (RPN).  In other CHAP communities, a public health nurse has filled this role.

I) Develop a CHAP Session Schedule

J) Invite Participants to CHAP Sessions

STEP FOUR: DELIVERY AND MAINTENANCE:

K) Train CHAP Volunteers

L) Hold CHAP Sessions

M) Manage CHAP data and Evaluate