Welcome to Healthy Chesapeake
Virginia’s Plan for Well Being was released in 2016 with the goal of making Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. Healthy Chesapeake is working so that we are the “healthiest community ” in the healthiest state.
In the Chesapeake Community Health Assessment released in 2014 it was noted that the city is struggling to meet the growing needs of its vulnerable and aging populations. It also noted the need for increased focus and resources on issues of prevention, accessible health care, mental health and substance abuse disorder. Chronic diseases continue to impact our residents, where we have higher rates of heart disease, cancer and overall deaths than the state and our number of households living in poverty continues to increase.
Working with many partners we are committed to address these important issues. As a local non-profit we have pledged to serve as a catalyst for change so that we can improve the opportunity for health and wellness for all our residents.Learn More