What is CHAP?

The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) is a community-based program that brings together local family physicians, pharmacists, other health professionals, public health representatives, volunteers, and health and social service organizations to work together to promote and actively participate in the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke.

  • CHAP offers opportunities for multiple blood pressure readings and the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation, all modifiable risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • CHAP invites older adults to measure their blood pressure in pharmacies and other familiar community settings, using an automated blood pressure measuring device with help from a trained volunteer.
  • CHAP participants can take home a copy of their results and give their permission to have this health information shared with their family physician and pharmacist. This allows physicians and pharmacists to follow-up with their patients if required.