Healthy Chesapeake actively participates in our community including supporting the Community Needs Assessment, hosting citizen forums focused on health issues and co-sponsoring community educational events. The forums provide our locals with the opportunity to participate in an open discussion about issues that affect health in Chesapeake. The Healthy Chesapeake Coalition uses these forums for directing the strategic planning process and the development of programs to meet the identified needs. The educational events provide meaningful learning opportunities on key health issues.
Healthy Chesapeake also participates in community events, which include the annual 4th of July Parade where we distribute water along the South Norfolk parade route; The Buffalow Family Back to School / End of Summer event; the annual Thanksgiving Dinner community feeding event; and the Warm and Fuzzy Christmas event. We are also active in the Feed Virginia Day of Action where Healthy Chesapeake supports an annual food drive, which is distributed to low income seniors.