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We are seeking support from individuals, businesses, organizations, and visitors to solve the systemic issues of food equity and access to affordable housing, transportation, and healthcare for all RVA residents. Join us in our effort to make Richmond, VA, the healthiest city in America by 2033 through collective community action.

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Increasing access to regular learning and regular meals and regular activities (continue PE/sports/field trips) will improve mental and physical health. Out of school suspensions are Read More...


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Compost Pickup and Better Recycling

Submitted by | Robin Watson Moser

Healthy people need a healthy planet! Richmond’s recycling program is horrid and there’s no composting. Check out the investments NYC and others have made into Read More...


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I believe that we should come together and have people share their ideas, and decide whether or not we should consider it. It help everyone Read More...


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Community Wellness

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Chesterfield

Communities can start having weekly or monthly meetings of doing an activity to de-stress. Form yoga or just a community activity that can being going Read More...


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Mental Health Help

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Henrico

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Green areas

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Henrico

Gardens and beautiful areas to relax your mind and get some fresh air Read More...


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Stop out of school suspension and make school year round

Submitted by | Will Melton

Increasing access to regular learning and regular meals and regular activities (continue PE/sports/field trips) will improve mental and physical health. Out of school suspensions are disproportionately given and lead to poor outcomes . Read More...

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Compost Pickup and Better Recycling

Submitted by | Will Melton

Healthy people need a healthy planet! Richmond’s recycling program is horrid and there’s no composting. Check out the investments NYC and others have made into composting. It fosters less landfill waste, less methane, and less litter in the streets. Read More...

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Submitted by | Will Melton

I believe that we should come together and have people share their ideas, and decide whether or not we should consider it. It help everyone be able to share ideas and be comfortable with sharing. Also give everyone ideas. Read More...

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Community Wellness

Submitted by | Will Melton

Communities can start having weekly or monthly meetings of doing an activity to de-stress. Form yoga or just a community activity that can being going on. Just something to keep a reminder to pay attention to your activity. Read More...

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Mental Health Help

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Help make more discussions about mental health Read More...

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Green areas

Submitted by | Will Melton

Gardens and beautiful areas to relax your mind and get some fresh air Read More...

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Study on students that struggle in school

Submitted by | Will Melton

A lot of students struggle in school but don’t get the academic help because of the school pacing and lack of help to those students. Some work jobs and should be helped better. Read More...

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Smoking

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People who smoke can get cancer Read More...

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Behind the Movement

Healthy Stories

April 20, 2023

Will Melton is Interviewed for 8@4 for the Richmond Times-Dispatch


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February 5, 2023

[Watch] How UGK Community First Served 275,000 Meals Since COVID Started


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January 17, 2023

America’s Healthiest City Launch [Press Release]


PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2023 Media Contact: Will Melton, 757-713-9455, wmelton@xponent21.com 10-Year Initiative to Make Richmond the Healthiest City in America Kicks Off This Month Xponent21 has announced the launch of America’s Healthiest City, a 10-year initiative with an aim to make the Richmond region the nation’s healthiest. The initiative is funded and spearheaded by Xponent21


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