CHIP Award

UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP) Award

The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program will present one Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP) Award in 2015. Applications are now available. To download an application, please CLICK HERE. This year, all graduates of the 2002 - 2013 classes will be eligible to apply.  The winner will be selected by the Award Committee from the pool of submitted applications.  The award is $5,000, providing $3,000 to the organization and $2,000 to the individual. 

New CHIPs, as well as those designed at UCLA, will be eligible for consideration, however; only one application per alumni per cycle is permitted. If you entered previous CHIP Award competitions and did not win, you may resubmit the same CHIP provided it is updated, or any other CHIP you may have undertaken since your graduation from the program. Applications will be judged on the CHIP's creativity and originality, adherence of the CHIP structure, deployment of appropriate evaluation methodology, and a demonstration of significant outcomes in one or more of these areas: lower cost, improved quality, or increased access to healthcare.

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Hernandez at (310) 794-9559 or email


The winner(s) of the competition are presented with the award at the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program graduation ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. Lodging and travel is provided to the winner(s).

Kevin Lewis, CEO, Maine Community Health Options receiving one of two CHIP Awards awarded in 2014. 

Regina Quattrochi, CEO, Bailey House receiving one of two CHIP Awards awarded in 2014. 

Liz Brosnan, Executive Director, Christie's Place receiving the 2013 CHIP Award.

Agnes O'Connor, Administrator, Pediatric Infectious Diseases receiving the 2007 CHIP Award.

The 2006 CHIP Award winner, Lougene Marsh.

The 2005 CHIP Award winner, Raul Garza.

One of the 2004 CHIP Award winners, BJ Scott.

Victor presents the 2004 CHIP Award to Pete Leibig.

2003 CHIP Award recipient Gail Petersen with Faculty Director, Victor Tabbush and Dr. Rick Martinez from Johnson & Johnson Corporate Contributions.