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40+ Years of Community Impact

Highlights from CINCH history


in funding

for projects impacting policy, health behaviors and health equity



in our area between 1993 and 1996



engaged between 2014–2018 through our breastfeeding initiatives


nurses trained

to improve school asthma management, emergency response and associated policies



in social emotional learning and early health decision making skills among 900 preschoolers from 2018–2021


members & partners

who help plan, implement and participate in our work and projects

Big acknowledgement and thanks to our many partners, sponsors and funders including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (who supported our Allies Against Asthma Program) and the American Lung Association (who supported our Asthma and Allergy School Nurse Expert Project).

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Our impact depends on you!

As a community-based coalition, CINCH couldn’t make an impact without members and partners like you.

From large organizations to clinical professionals to community advocates, we work together to:

  • Identify our community’s most critical health needs
  • Listen to the perspectives and lived experiences of our community members
  • Implement strategies for building health equity and improving outcomes
  • Revisit initiatives to enhance efficacy and adoption

Help us expand our impact by bringing your unique expertise and passion to the coalition!

Hear from our community members

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Nichelle Clark IBCLC & Owner, SonShine & Rainbows Lactation

CINCH member since 2019

“CINCH has been pivotal in expanding my practice. They bring community partners together, allowing us to learn and grow and share resources. I’m able to share the amazing work of CINCH & their community partners with my clients, resources they may not know exist.”

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John Harrington, MD Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

CINCH member since 2007

VP Quality/Safety and Clinical Integration and previous Division Director of General Academic Pediatrics from 2007-2022

“CINCH initially started as an immunization advocate, but it has grown and become so much more.  When I think of considering having any local impact with a health program for the community the first stop is CINCH.  The group has so many tentacles and connections it makes the process so much easier.”

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Meg Dewitt
Meg Dewitt Hampton Health Dept

CINCH Member since 2012

Population Health Strategist, Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts

“I joined CINCH in 2012 to collaborate on community health initiatives and bring resources to the Peninsula on behalf of the Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts. It has truly been a successful partnership, not only in my day-to-day work, but for my organization and our community. I love that CINCH is committed to actively engaging diverse partners and identifying new ways of framing public health issues to influence change. CINCH truly cares about the health and well-being of our community — and therein lies its strength!”

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