The Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP) is a division of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, a department within the Stanford School of Medicine. Since the 1980's, HIP has worked to improve the health of the Stanford Community and communities across the nation and around the world. HIP now offers over 200 health education and fitness classes each quarter for university and hospital faculty, staff, retirees and their family members. Because of HIP's location within the School of Medicine, our health education classes and individualized behavior change programs have a strong foundation in science with an emphasis on sustainable, gradual change. In addition, our experienced staff incorporates new trends into our fitness class offerings, while never sacrificing our commitment to quality instruction.
Throughout HIP's history participation in community programs and projects has been a focus, such as: