The CHIRP™ Study
The CHIRP™ Study: Child Health Inventory for Resilience and Prevention
The CHIRP™ Study is an IRB-approved study featuring the most comprehensive pediatric survey of children’s health, growth and development in the contect of the modern world – a place with innumerable toxic and unhealthy influences.
This study seeks to better understand the impact of the totality of modern living on children’s health.
With this information in hand, we plan to raise public awareness, impact policy, and inspire the creation of new solutions to protect our children’s health and future.
The survey is administered online in a secure cloud platform and is completed by the parent or guardian of the child. The CHIRP™ Study has enrolled over 1,400 parents since its launch in 2018 and continues to enroll new participants.
Preliminary findings were first presented at a conference of medical and scientific professionals in 2020, and results will continue to be published.
- Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual International Conference 2020 – Poster Presentation on the CHIRP™ Study
- Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual International Conference 2021 – Poster Presentation on the CHIRP™ Study
- Institute for Functional Medicine’s Annual International Conference 2023– Poster Presentation on the CHIRP™ Study
Take the CHIRP™ Survey
Whether your child is healthy — or has been diagnosed with a chronic health condition like asthma, ADHD, allergies, autoimmune disease or autism, we truly hope you will choose to participate in this study.
When you do, you will be asked many questions about your child’s lifestyle – the foods they eat, the products they use, the kind of sleep they get – and also about their health and development – and the health of the family.
In return for participating in this study, you will receive a personalized health report for your child that highlights the very specific things in the environment that may be negatively affecting his or her health. This report is a gold mine for parents and practitioners because the key to improving children’s health is to start with a comprehensive look into each particular child’s medical and lifestyle history. You will have in your hands a powerful tool for unleashing your child’s full health potential and all the good things in life that being truly healthy allows.
So, we hope the reports we give each family will strongly increase their motivation to address actionable issues and turn around their child’s health problems. And we hope that if or when the data shows what we are predicting, we will strongly increase the world’s motivation to turn around this epidemic of childhood illness.