Invest Health Proposal

March 28, 2016 7:44 pm

Healthy Chesapeake submitted a grant application to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to participate in a new national initiative, that if funded, will help us develop a strategic plan to address our health challenges.  IF selected, and following participation in their 18 month training program, we then will become eligible to apply for capital funds from this foundation and others.  We are in the final round for selection and had to submit a description of our “built environment” challenge that we would want to address if funding were available.   Working with the CRMC, the Health Department, the City and many other partners we are proposing to build a “Multi-Generational Life Center”  by expanding the Clarence Cuffee Center.   The Cuffee Center provides ample space for the expansion.  It is also located in an area that has many health disparities and other challenges which are the requirements for participation in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program.

What we envision for the Cuffee Multigenerational Life Center:

  • Aquatic, youth, senior and family programs
  • Health and wellness services
  • Adult and youth day care
  • Head Start, tutoring, mentoring
  • Shared offices for non-profit service providers
  • A community garden
  • Fixed farmers market with retail space
  • Auditorium
  • Cafe
  • STEM and other advanced learning space


Cuffee Center