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 Beta Megan Buchholz, Unified Women's Healthcare Tiffany Carter, March of Dimes Latrese Cowell, Portsmouth Department of Health Elise Douglas, Norfolk Health Department Sophie Jaffee, Optima Health- Partners in Pregnancy Tanika Jones, Norfolk WIC Tina Fitchet, Optima Health- Partners in Pregnancy Sylvia Gore, NSU, Zeta Phi Beta/ Stork's Nest Keesha Knight McMillan, CHIP of SHR Tess La Dieu, Peninsula Health District Joanna Liston, Portsmouth Health Department- Baby Care Brandi Mezzapeso, VB Health Department Lisa Milburn, Sentara Obici Hospital Brittany Monk, Fortify Children's Health Trish O'Brien (co-chair), CHIP of SHR Amy Paulson, EVMS, CINCH Lameisha Poole, The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Cherell Rivers , EVMS, Loving Steps Dr. Lindsay Robbins, EVMS OBGYN Dr. Cynthia Romero (co-chair), EVMS Brock Institute Matt Herman, EVMS, The Brock Institute Ashley Stacey, Portsmouth Health Department- Baby Care Phyllis Stoneburner, Healthy Chesapeake, Inc. Brittany Watson, VB Health Department-Healthy Families Dr. Nancy Welch, Chesapeake Health Department Lori White , Sentara Obici Barbara Willis, Hampton Roads Community Health Center Denise Williams, Norfolk WIC
Contact Beth Parker for more information at ParkerEK@EVMS.EDU