In communities throughout Virginia, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. Healthy Living at the Y is not just about physical activity, but also about preventing chronic disease in the communities we serve. We support:

  • Expansion of partnerships with state and local governments to provide evidence-based programs, such as the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program, that are aimed at reducing obesity and preventing the onset of diabetes in adults and children.
  • Expansion of payable services in employee health insurance benefits that allow cost saving chronic disease prevention programs to become reimbursable services.
  • The implementation of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in early learning and after-school programs to ensure all of Virginia’s youth have both healthy minds and bodies that are prepared to succeed.