CHAP:  Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program

PSSC:  Programme de sensibiliation à la santé cardiovasculaire

Glossary of terms and acronyms related to CHAP:

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

Designated CHAP Health Care Professional: 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.  A Designated CHAP Health Care Professional will be on site or on call to answer questions and concerns during CHAP sessions and during CHAP Volunteer training.

 Québec acronymes

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

CAB: Centre d’action bénévole (Volunteer Action Centre)

CISSS:  Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux  (Integrated Health and Social Services Centre)

CIUSSS:  Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre)

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

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

GMF : Groupe de médecine familiale (Family Medicine Group)

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

UMF : Unité de médecine familiale (Family Medicine Unit)

 Ontario acronyms

EMS: Emergency Medical Service

FHT: Family Health Team

ICES: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

LHIN: Local Health Integration Networks

MOHLTC: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


CANRISK: Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire

CHPI: Community Hypertension Prevention Initiative

CIHR: Canadian Institute of Health Research

CPHE / PHE: Community Peer Health Educator

CSPIN: Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network

PIAAF: Program for Identification of Actionable Atrial-Fibulation

SIB: Social Impact Bonds

SPOR: Strategy for Patient Oriented Research