Engaging the community to improve

children's health in Hampton Roads

Other Recommended Tools

Virginia Asthma Action Plan 

For children with asthma, following a plan with their healthcare provider is vital to help identify, prevent and manage the triggers and symptoms of this chronic disease.  Click on this link to view and download the Asthma Action Plan that is currently being used by healthcare providers and public school systems throughout Virginia. Website:   www.virginiaasthmacoalition.org


Stairwell Promotion


Healthy Communities

Here is a list of websites with resources you may find valuable in understanding and developing a healthy community.

ACHIEVE Communities:  Provides information on healthy community best practices and link to sites with great resource section.



CDC Healthy Communities Program: Resources, tools, best practices, and evaluation guidance on creating healthy communities, including a link to the CHANGE Tool.

Website: www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram


Community Commons: This is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the healthy, sustainable, and livable communities' movement.



Leadership for Healthier Communities: This is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.




RWJ Action Strategies Toolkit: A Guide for Local and State Leaders Working to Create Healthy Communities and Prevent Childhood Obesity.

Link:  Action Strategies Toolkit

Strategic Alliance: Provides a community assessment "ENACT" tool , policy database, joint use information, and collaboration tools.

Website: www.preventioninstitute.org/strategic-alliance

The Community Guide: This is an evidence-based resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

 Website: www.thecommunityguide.org


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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