Engaging the community to improve

children's health in Hampton Roads


Healthy Hampton Roads (HHR) is a campaign to energize the region’s citizens to create healthier places, policies and people where they live, learn, play, work and worship. HHR is an initiative of CINCH at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Healthy Hampton Roads in now on Facebook! "LIKE US" to learn what communities and organizations across the region are doing to to promote healthy people and places; share stories and pictures of what YOU are doing to be healthy.  

Heealthy Hampton Roads Healthy Communities Obesity Summit Series. Join us! Register today.



January 20 - Healthy Communities Best Practices


CDC Healthy Communities Program: What Works

Using Best Practice Approaches for Healthy Communities


April 27 - Creating Healthy Kids Through Healthy Communities


PowerPoint Presentations: Hedi Hertz, VFHY & Amy Paulson, CINCH

Healthy Snack Policy: Creating a Healthy Snack Environment

Instant Recess Policy: Creating Active Communities

RevYourBev757 Policy: Healthy Alternatives to Sugary-sweetened Beverages

RevYourBev757 Education Handout (CLICK HERE for more information on #RYB757)


August 3 - Breastfeeding in the Community


Presentations Coming Soon



November 2 - Healthy Cities Campaigns



Healthy Cities Initiatives


Healthy Chesapeake


Healthy Hampton


Healthy Norfolk



Past Projects




CINCH hosted its 2nd Combating Obesity: The Healthy Hampton Roads Leadership Summit on March 22, 2013 at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The purpose of the summit was to provide "hands-on", practical information and resources to help put in action the obesity prevention strategies that were presented at the 1st summit in Oct. 2011.  Based on initial feedback from attendees, we accomplished our goal!

What They Said

When asked what they enjoyed most about this summit,  here are some of the responses we received:

  • "The information and resources are very realistic and can be utilized in the workplace and limited income communities."
  • "Networking; meeting new professionals. Breakout sessions were informative/relevant."
  • "The information that was given to take with you was simple and to the point."
  • "Knowledgable speakers; relevant & interesting topics." 
  • "Venue - EVMS is beautiful and perfect for this event." 
  • "Content was great!"
  • "The speech given by Mayor Kenneth Wright.  The lunch round table discussions were very good." 
  • "The fact that I am walking away with action items.  I gained nuggets of proven programmtic solutions to our city's challenges, especially relating to walkability & bikeabilitiy."


Over 230 attendees attended a variety of dynamic presentations and walked away with a wealth of resources, tools and knowledge to use in their workplaces, neighborhoods, schools etc. to combat obesity in our communities and in our region. To view these presentations, click on the titles listed below.

What's Happening

November 9, 2016
Obesity/Breastfeeding Workgroup meeting

November 16, 2016
Respiratory Health Workgroup meeting


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