Welcome to Healthy Chesapeake

 

Mission Statement

Healthy Chesapeake is committed to building a culture of wellness that supports, sustains, and advocates for a healthier 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 to make Chesapeake the “healthiest community ” in the healthiest state.

In the Chesapeake Community Health Assessment released in 2014, it was noted that the city has been 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 disorders. Chronic diseases continue to impact our residents, who have higher rates of heart disease, cancer and overall deaths than the state. Our number of households living in poverty continues to increase.

Working with many partners, we are committed to addressing these important issues.  As a local non-profit, we have pledged to serve as a catalyst for change so that we can improve the opportunities for health and wellness for all our residents.

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