Established by the General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is responsible for statewide efforts to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity.
The Office on Youth was awarded a three-year grant (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023) to target youth obesity prevention in Orange County. This grant funding allowed the Office on Youth to spear head the creation of the Orange Healthy Community Action Team, which consists of local agencies, organizations, and community members who share a like minded goal to break barriers toward healthy childhoods. More can be learned about the membership and work of the Orange Healthy Community Action Team here.
The impact of the work of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has been vast for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. VFHY impact statistics are available here.
For more information on the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, please visit their website: www.vfhy.org.