Transforming Health One Journey at a Time
Lifestyle Medicine Institute (LMI) has been empowering individuals to live healthy lives for 35+ years. With a focus on transforming health and fostering thriving communities, LMI launched the first comprehensive lifestyle medicine solution to be certified and endorsed by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine: Pivio (previously known as CHIP).
Pivio is rooted in evidence-based research and provides individuals a comprehensive framework to pivot away from chronic disease and towards optimal health. LMI partners with employers, health care systems, physician practices and health plans to activate Pivio within their organizations to reduce escalating healthcare costs by improving the health and vitality of their employees and patients.
What we believe
We respect and celebrate the infinite value created in each of us by genuinely caring for health, hope and happiness of every person
To share with our community a message of health and hope for a better life
To lead, inspire and resource the genuine experience of happy, healthy living in our communities
Over 120 years ago, Australia’s Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing started making health foods from a small bakery in Melbourne and were promoting the benefits of wholesome plant-based foods. The driving force was to give the community healthier choices and they’ve been doing it ever since. Today, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing is the nation’s largest health food company.
Lifestyle Medicine Institute (LMI), a proud member of Australia’s Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing family of companies, launched the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) in 1988. It helped organizations manage escalating costs of health care claims by improving employees’ and patients’ health.
CHIP has a 35+ year history of research experience and 40+ published research articles confirming program efficacy and health outcomes. Participants of CHIP learned how to change harmful habits into healthful ones. LMI’s lifestyle medicine solution has helped over tens of thousands of participants regain their health and vitality.
In 2022, LMI launched the next generation of CHIP. The enhanced brand and solution debuted under a new name: Pivio. Pivio gives its partners a turnkey solution for restoring health and reducing costs.
The program builds upon the strong foundation that CHIP created. Pivio offers an expanded network of learning resources, informed by years of research and keeps participants advancing toward their health goals by specially trained facilitators.
Prioritizing Health Equity
LMI’s philosophy is to respect and celebrate the infinite value created in each of us by genuinely caring for health, hope and happiness of every person. We believe everyone should be given the equal opportunity to improve their health and overall quality of life. We actively partner with our clients to operationalize and prioritize health equity goals for populations that need it most.
A key deliverable in implementing Pivio is identifying and shaping strategies to reach diverse population groups, including individuals that have greater health disparities. The Pivio solution includes systems, content, and behavior change teams designed to ensure appropriate learning environments based on ethnic, cultural, geographic, and other key social constructs.
Our parent company Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing is strongly driven by improving the lives and overall well-being of all communities. Learn more about Sanitarium’s social purpose.
Meet the team
Charles Abraham, PhD
Senior Behavior-Change Psychologist
Finance & Accounting Manager
Charmin Aschenbrener, RDN, CHWC, DipACLM
Coaching Operations Manager
Program & Product Development Manager
Amanda Cruz, MBA
Director of Client Solutions and Engagement
General Manager, Personalized Wellbeing
Business Development Manager
Personalized Wellbeing Research Manager
Client Solutions and Engagement Manager
Business Development Manager
Salvatore Lacagnina, DO
Media, Information, and Service Manager
Client Operations Coordinator
Clinical Reimbursement Solutions Manager
Vice President, Sales and Client Solutions
Jere Stocks, MBA
President, North America
Vice President, Finance and Operations