Crystal Gateway Marriott near Washington, D.C.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 12th national Reduce Tobacco Use conference! The conference will showcase the latest in tobacco-use prevention, reduction, and cessation with youth and young adults.

Patrick Henry Elementary School, Martinsville

Promoting Health

We advance our mission of promoting health through better nutrition, increased physical activity, and tobacco prevention and cessation; and seek to improve and maintain wellness and quality of life by serving youth, young adults and their families in Virginia.

Norton Elementary School, Norton

Walk To School Day

Prevention Connections funded Walk to School Day celebrations at 50 elementary schools across the state in October 2012 – more than 15,000 kids participated!

How We Impact Communities

Safe Routes to School

Creating safe opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools

Community Gardens

Addressing obesity prevention through enhancing access to healthy food

Youth Volunteerism

Y Street is Virginia’s largest youth-led movement

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco users in Virginia who call 1-800-QUIT-NOW are 5 times more likely to succeed in staying quit

Healthy Community Action Teams

Grants allowing community organizations to implement identified promising practices in childhood-obesity prevention

Conferences and Events

PC hosts the Weight of the State Conference, Virginia Healthy Youth Day, and much more