Welcome to the new CINCH website! Check out what we do and get involved.


CINCH is a community-based coalition housed within the Department of Community Health & Research at EVMS Pediatrics. We’re run by a small staff with a big passion for children’s health.

Our Vision

Optimal health and safety for all children

Our Mission

We are committed to authentic community collaboration, engagement and action to ensure equitable child health and safety in Eastern Virginia.

Our Values
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Shared Power
  • Equity
  • Inclusion & Dignity
  • Root Causes
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Transparency
  • Action-orientation
  • Innovation

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Together we make an impact!

What started as a small group of 30 members in 1993 has today grown to a regional coalition with over 250 partners.

We began as an effort to encourage immunizations, and today we focus on a wide range of health initiatives, focusing especially on health disparities and equity. Learn more about what we do and then please join us!

CINCH is supported by partners and funders that include...

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Chesapeake Public Schools logo
EVMS logo
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Logo
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