September 28, 2022
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
Chickahominy Health District and Partner Agencies to Host New Kent Community Health Forum
New Kent, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District and community partners will kick off the New Kent County Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. All New Kent based organizations and community members are invited to take part in this process to help identify health priorities by reviewing the results of the recently completed Community Health Assessment (CHA).
Community partners, including Chickahominy Indian Tribe Eastern Division, Department of Social Services, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg, Mind Meld Psychotherapy, New Kent Economic Development, New Kent County Fire & Rescue / Emergency Management, New Kent County Parks & Recreation, New Kent County Public Schools, Plan RVA, Proclaiming Grace Outreach, Senior Connections, Thrive VA, United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, Victim Witness, and VCU Health – New Kent Emergency Center have worked hard over the last few months to identify strengths and challenges present in New Kent County. We will discuss those findings and will be determining priorities, as well as discussing potential strategies for improving the community’s overall health and wellbeing. As part of the process, priority goals will be set for improving the county’s health over the next few years. Community input is valued and encouraged, and residents are invited to attend the CHIP meetings to provide input.
“We are excited to bring the community together to select health issues and collectively develop strategies to address the needs of the community,” stated the district’s Community Health Coordinator, Emily Hines. “We hope to see you there!”
The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and end by 12:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Training Room (11995 Courthouse Circle, New Kent, VA 23124). A virtual option will also be available for those wanting to participate online. Please register to attend by visiting https://bit.ly/NKCForum2022 or emailing CHDWellness@vdh.virginia.gov. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
To learn more, visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/community-health-assessment/ or call 804-572-3672.
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