Main Image Caption: Front Row from left to right: Jeanne Zeidler, Williamsburg Health Foundation; Al Boswell, Colonial Behavioral Health; John R. Kuplinski, Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail; Jim Golden, Williamsburg Health Foundation; David Coe, Colonial Behavioral Health; Jane Burnette, James McCorry and Adria van Hoozier , Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. Back Row from left to right: Jay Sexton, Williamsburg Police (Ret); Tim Renwick, James City County Police; Jay Faggart; Don Janderup, Williamsburg Police; Corey Trench, NAMI Williamsburg; Brad Rinehimer, James City County Police.
This report captures the interconnections between health, housing, and community in the Williamsburg region while exploring possibilities for cultivating neighborhoods that improve the health of all residents across the socioeconomic spectrum and every stage of life. Where we live — both our individual homes and their surroundings — plays a substantial role in our well-being.
This is the 2015 version of our biennial report, “The Status of Citizen Health in Greater Williamsburg: What are the Community Health Indicators Telling Us?” For the report we collected and analyzed the publically-available, community-level health, and health-related data. The goal of the report is to transform the data into actionable knowledge. It is our hope that the report will facilitate community dialogue, inform health and human service providers and decision makers, and serve as a catalyst for collaborative approaches that will address identified needs and gaps. In many cases, the findings in the report highlight disparities in health opportunities and outcomes among different segments of our community.
KelRae Farm Fresh Produce for Children and Seniors
Williamsburg Farmers Market Fresh Food Fund and Bonus Bucks Program
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry
Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels Nutritious Noontime Meals
Main Image Caption: Representatives from the four organizations given the 2015 Williamsburg Health Foundation awards gathered before the awards ceremony. Left to right: Michael Westfall, Williamsburg Farmers Market; Michelle and Randy Gulden, KelRae Farm; Tracey Herner, Williamsburg Farmers Market; Randall Foskey, Williamsburg Health Foundation; Jeffery O. Smith, Williamsburg Health Foundation; Karen Joyner, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank; Cathie Upton, Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels; Michael Daniels, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
Dr. Steven Woolf’s March 20, 2014 lecture focused on how tackling social factors, such as inadequate education, would have a far greater impact on improving our nation’s health than would medical technological advances.