Engaging the community to improve

children's health in Hampton Roads












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


2018 Healthy Hampton Roads Healthy Communities Summit Series



 Regional Agendas for Health


 Physical Activity Draft Agenda_.pdf

 Tobacco Use Agenda.pdf

Transportation Agenda_.pdf



VA Plan For Well Being: http://virginiawellbeing.com/

Health begins where Virginians live, work, and play. Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being lays out the foundation for giving everyone a chance to live a healthy life. The plan highlights specific goals and strategies on which communities can focus so the state can make measurable health improvement by 2020.


M Foscue Brock Institute for Community & Global Health: http://www.evms.edu/community/brock_institute/ 



Healthy Communities Obesity Summit Series

 November 2 - Healthy City Campaigns: Identifying Regional Priorities


All Presentations

Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH Presentation, Intentionally Designing Health & Well Being in Eastern Virginia

Nick Macchione Presentation, Greater Hampton Roads Population Health Summit

On July 29, 2016, The Brock Institute in conjunction with Sentara Healthcare, on behalf of the Eastern Regional Accountable Care Community Working Group, welcomed Mr. Nick Macchione as the keynote speaker for the first Greater Hampton Roads Population Health Summit. The meeting was held at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Corporate Offices in Chesapeake, Virginia. The purpose of the summit was to gather individuals from a variety of backgrounds, agencies and organizations who have an interest in helping the greater Hampton Roads area to become a healthier community.


August 3 - Breastfeeding in the Community


Presentation, State Law Update: Jarene Fleming, IBCLC, State Breastfeeding Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health


April 27 - Creating Healthy Kids Through Healthy Communities


PowerPoint Presentations: Hedi Hertz, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth & 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)



January 20 - Healthy Communities Best Practices


CDC Healthy Communities Program: What Works

Using Best Practice Approaches for Healthy Communities


Healthy Cities Initiatives





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."
  • "Knowledgeable 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 programmatic solutions to our city's challenges, especially relating to walkability & bikeability."


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

Obesity Prevention Workgroup
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm

Respiratory Health Workgroup
Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9-10:30 am

Healthy Start/Healthy Families Workgroup
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm


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