Healthy Homes, Healthy Children

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Our Focus

The Healthy Homes, Healthy Children Working Group is making sure all babies in our region are born healthy and stay healthy. The group wants every child and family to have access to important resources such as prenatal care, newborn home visitation programs and well-child medical screenings.

Current Priorities
“Being a part of this workgroup of like-minded individuals passionate about making a difference for women, children, and families in our region has made me dream bigger. I believe our work will lead the way, providing a pathway for resources. I believe all families should be empowered to live healthier, thrive in their communities, and pass it on for generations to come. We have only just begun to see what is possible.”
Megan J. Buchholz,
Megan J. Buchholz, Clinical Transformation Manager, Mid Atlantic Women’s Care
Working Group Members
Stevalyn Adams, Norfolk State University/ Zeta Phi BetaMegan Buchholz, Sentara Norfolk General Tiffany Carter, March of DimesLatrese Cowell, Portsmouth Department of HealthElise Douglas, Norfolk Health DepartmentSophie Jaffee, Optima Health- Partners in Pregnancy Tanika Jones, Norfolk WICJocelyn Erwin, Chesapeake Regional Hospital Tina Fitchet, Optima Health- Partners in PregnancyCapris Elmore , EVMS, Loving StepsSylvia Gore, NSU, Zeta Phi Beta/ Stork's Nest Chenequa Hayden, Healthy Families Hampton Rosalind Hopkins, The Up CenterKeesha Knight McMillan, CHIP of SHRJoanna Liston, Portsmouth Health Department- Baby Care LaKeisha Majette, EVMS Medical StudentBrandi Mezzapeso, VB Health DepartmentBrittany Monk, Fortify Children's HealthTrish O'Brien (co-chair), CHIP of SHRAmy Paulson, EVMS, CINCHLameisha Poole, The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Tammie Rittenhouse, Children's Harbor- Head StartDr. Lindsay Robbins, EVMS OBGYNDr. Cynthia Romero (co-chair), EVMS Brock Institute Kellie Smith, Chesapeake Health Department Ashley Stacey, Portsmouth Health Department- Baby Care Phyllis Stoneburner, Healthy Chesapeake, LLCMarquita Sykes, United Way of SHRTess La Dieu, Peninsula Health DistrictDr. Gloria Too, EVMS, Maternal Fetal Medicine Brittany Watson, VB Health Department-Healthy Families Vickie Webster, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Dr. Nancy Welch, Chesapeake Health Department Lori White (co-chair), Sentara ObiciBarbara Willis, Hampton Roads Community Health Center Denise Williams, Norfolk WIC
Contact Beth Parker for more information at ParkerEK@EVMS.EDU