Healthy Community Initiatives

Our Healthy Community aspiration is that the region is known for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Why is this Important?

A healthy region is essential to building a productive society. Every community needs a healthy workforce upon which to build its economy, healthy students better equipped to learn and succeed academically, and healthy citizens able to fully participate and contribute to society.

How are we Moving the Needle?

First, we support work around prevention through healthy food access and healthy living. Moving forward, we are also promoting and supporting efforts around behavioral health and data sharing.

Other Resources

Active RVA strives to make Richmond the most active region in the country by improving the quality of life in the Richmond Region through active living.

The RVA Food Collaborative is a forum for communication, collaboration, and collective thought on food system issues in the Richmond Region.

Healthy Community Action Team Members

Mike Royster, Co-Chair (Institute for Public Health Innovation)                                                                                                         Jennifer Early, Co-Chair (VCU Community Engagement)
Tracy Kemp Stallings (retired-HCA)
Abby Charles (Institute for Public Health Innovation)
Alicia Aroche (VCU Health System)
Alex Krist (VCU Center on Society and Health)
Amy Popovich (Richmond City Health District)
Betsy Blair (Tucker Pavilion)
Danny Avula (Richmond City Health District)
Dawn Farrell Moore (Richmond Behavioral Health Authority)
Denise Wise (Institute for Public Health Innovation)
Doug Pick (FeedMore)
Elizabeth Prom-Worley (VCU Dept. of Family Medicine and Population Health)
Heather Turbyne-Pollard (Health Brigade)
Jeff McIntyre (ActiveRVA)
Keisha Smith (Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority)
Kim McKay (Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service)
Marshall Brooks (VCU Health System)
Rebecca Aycock (VCU)
Sebastian Tong (VCU Health System)
Sheryl Garland (VCU Health System)
Jean Moore (Henrico County)