How We Impact Communities

Our goal is to be the leader of a statewide partnership to reduce obesity and be a leader in tobacco use prevention and reduction by creating a comprehensive approach to the issues and serving as a clearinghouse of resources. We believe it is critical to raise awareness among the public and policy makers in order to have a greater impact on our mission.

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