Foundation-Directed Program Profiles

The Chronic Care Collaborative (CCC)

The Chronic Care Collaborative (CCC) was founded by WHF in 2007 with the mission of strengthening the care of chronic disease among the uninsured and under-insured in Greater Williamsburg.  CCC members include Angels of Mercy Health Clinic, Colonial Behavioral Health, Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, Lackey Free Clinic, Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center and Rx Partnership.  Representatives from Sentara Williamsburg and Riverside Doctor’s hospitals also participate in CCC meetings.  With monthly meetings, a performance support website, and shared quality metrics, the CCC has become a model of continuous quality improvement and patient-centered care. The member clinics are now comprehensive medical homes, as they provide not only primary care, but oral and behavioral healthcare as well. In 2013, the four primary care clinics are on track to deliver over 18,000 patient visits to their 5,000+ patients.

Williamsburg /James City County Public Schools: School Health Initiative Program (SHIP)

SHIP is a partnership between the Williamsburg James City County (WJCC) School Division and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation (WCHF), and a multitude of community partners that are committed to working together to create a healthier community.

SHIP’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of WJCC students and staff by supporting and promoting healthy eating and active lifestyle habits in the schools, homes and the community.

SHIP’s major programs include:
•After school Challenge Clubs for students
•Staff wellness programs
•Wellness Integration Program (WIP) that trains elementary teachers how to integrate physical activity and kinesthetic learning into the teaching of core subjects
•Wellness Councils at each school which initiate and coordinate activities and practice changes in order to create a school environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for students and staff.
•A Partnership with the WJCC Child Nutrition Services (CNS) department, providing nutrition education, and continuous efforts to increase the healthy food choice options in the school cafeterias and vending machines.