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Compendium of Programs

The VFHY Compendium of Tobacco-Use Prevention Programs for Youth includes 19 programs recognized by national, state, and nonprofit organizations as model, promising or effective tobacco-use prevention programs. These programs allow schools, faith-based and other community organizations to help youth under the age of 18 to refrain from or discontinue tobacco use. The content of the selected programs include information relative to tobacco prevention, tobacco cessation, early tobacco intervention/reduction, substance abuse prevention, advocacy, youth empowerment and social skills building.

 

 

 

Overview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. 

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's mission includes reducing and preventing youth tobacco use.

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

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The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.