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Join CINCH to Make Your Impact

As part of the CINCH collective, you can make a difference for infants, children, and mothers across the Hampton Roads area. Whatever your personal or professional background, we value your voice and expertise!

Are you an organization? Join us an organizational partner instead.

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CINCH is not just a nonprofit. We’re a vast network of individuals and organizations dedicated to equitable health outcomes for every child in Hampton Roads.

The success of our collective relies on people like you — we literally couldn’t do it without you!

Membership in CINCH is completely free, with varying time commitments depending on the working groups and initiatives you join. CINCH membership is what you make of it.

Why join CINCH?
  • Stay updated on the latest evidence-based practices
  • Get connected with like-minded people
  • Contribute your expertise in meaningful ways
  • Make our community healthier & happier
  • Access trainings, webinars, quarterly newsletters & more

FAQs about joining CINCH

How can I get in touch with CINCH staff?

Send us an email at cinch@evms.edu.

How can I get involved in CINCH?

Become a CINCH partner by signing up here. Volunteer or intern with CINCH events and projects using this form.

How can I learn more about CINCH events and initiatives?

Find out more about upcoming CINCH and partner events and initiatives on our calendar.

How can I stay updated with the latest news and activities of CINCH?

How is CINCH connected to Eastern Virginia Medical School?

CINCH lives under the umbrella of Eastern Virginia Medical School in the division of Community Health and Research.

What is CINCH?

The Consortium for Infant and Child Health, or CINCH, is a group of stakeholders and community members on a mission to ensure equitable child health and safety in the Eastern Virginia region.

Have another question? Contact us any time.

Become a CINCH partner today

Ready to bring your expertise and lived experience to the table? Fill out this form below, and CINCH staff will get back to you to help you find your place. Thanks for your interest!

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