CHAP Students participating in an interprofessional foot care and oral health event.
Community Health Advancement Program (CHAP) Mission Statement
The Community Health Advancement Program (CHAP) began at the University of Washington in 1980 as an organization created to nurture the ideas and goals of health care students interested in working with medically underserved populations.
CHAP sponsors student-initiated and directed, extracurricular community direct service projects, educational programs and a seminar series addressing the health needs of underserved communities. Students design, plan, implement, staff and evaluate these programs, with assistance, guidance and support from staff and faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and from partnering community organizations.