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For the last year, we worked with community partners and residents to identify and better understand significant health issues in Norfolk. To identify these issues, we used a process called MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships). This process applies strategic thinking, community input and data analysis to prioritize health issues and begin identifying ways to address them.

Through community and partner feedback, we prioritized three issues – safe communities, chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease and obesity) and sexual health -- to begin working on together.

Norfolk Department of Public Health recently hosted several community meetings to brainstorm ideas to include in action plans to make Norfolk a healthier and safer place to be. Please see the summaries of the community meetings:
Please join us for a combined workgroup meeting to celebrate our hard work over the past few months during our CHIP planning process. At this meeting, we plan to review all three plans together, identify strategies to prioritize first as we begin working on the plans, and discuss how to move these plans into action. 
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 11th from 9AM – 12PM with refreshments and check-in at 8:45AM.  
Please click here to RSVP! For more information, see this flyer.

Previous Workgroup Session Summaries: 
On March 29th and 30th, Norfolk Department of Public Health hosted three work group meetings 
  • March meetings summaries
  • Summary of STI/Teen Pregnancy, Safe Communities and Chronic Disease prevention meetings held on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15 and 16, 2017. Public health best practice approaches and presentations on Safe Communities and Chronic Diseases.
  • Summary presentation of Safe Communities and Chronic Disease meetings held on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
  • Summary presentation of Safe Communities and Chronic Disease meetings held on Friday, December 9, 2016.
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Demetria Lindsay, MD
Demetria Lindsay, MD

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