HC2020-VA-Coalition-Logo-Block-1Overview of Healthy Churches 2020 Coalition of Central Virginia


  • The Balm In Gilead’s Central Virginia African American Reach Project (CVARP) is funded by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • This initiative is a national effort by the Department of Health and Human Services to address Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).
  • The Balm In Gilead is implementing its REACH PROJECT via its Healthy Churches 2020 National Campaign.
  • Specifically, In Central Virginia, The Balm is working with African American congregations to increase access to physical activity facilities and opportunities and deliver an evidence-­‐based social support intervention to promote physical activity and Healthy eating among African-Americans residing in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area(RMSA) in Virginia.