About CHIRP

CHIRP Community Health is a community based, public benevolent organisation that has been working with the local community since 1984. With more than 30 employees and 70 volunteers, CHIRP provides a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness. This includes Counselling, Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Community Health Nursing, Housing Services, Family Services, Diabetes Nurse Education, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Youth Mentoring, L2P program, Resilience Programs in Schools, Tai Chi, Exercise Groups, Strength Training, Parkinson’s Exercise Support, First Aid Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, Walking Groups and visiting services for Podiatry, Cardiology, Endocrinology, JP’s & Employment Services.

Our objective is to design and provide services and programs that ensure community members receive primary health, preventative care and community support which is accessible, responsive and of the highest quality.

We work to empower individuals and community groups to achieve self-direction in their personal and community health.

CHIRP Community Health, and the services and programs that it provides, are directed by the social model of health; recognising the impact of external factors such as economic, social, cultural and political conditions on people’s health and well being.

CHIRP Community Health has a Board of Directors made up of nine members of the Mount Alexander Shire Community. The Board has developed long-term strategic directions which provide the framework for planning and organisational development.

The majority of programs are funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.