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About Us

The Move2Health coalition aims to encourage healthy eating and active living for residents of the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) – which covers the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties.

MissionMove2Health is a collaborative partnership that promotes healthy communities through education, advocacy, and evidence-based programming.

Vision: Healthy communities with equitable access to nutritious foods and diverse opportunities to be active.


Move2Health coalition members include ACAC, Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, Blue Ridge Medical Center, Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville Parks and Rec, City of Promise, City Schoolyard Garden, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Local Food Hub, Louisa County Parks and Rec, Nelson County Parks and Rec, Piedmont YMCA, Region Ten, Senior Center, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Health District, United Way, University of Virginia, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.



A community health assessment led by the Thomas Jefferson Health District in 2012, called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP), showed that approximately 28% of adults in the greater Charlottesville area were obese. To address this issue locally, many community leaders came together to plan the initial Move2Health campaign in 2013.

Move2Health also collaborated with the Community Action on Obesity (CAO) coalition. CAO was organized in 1999 to raise community awareness of the problem of obesity.  Its members shared a vision to support healthy weight for residents of our community.  Through this partnership, CAO was able to make a positive impact on community health. CAO has now passed the torch of obesity prevention to its community partners, including many current members of the Move2Health coalition.

Thank you to the sponsors who helped to launch the initial Move2Health campaign!

Major sponsors:

  • ACAC
  • NBC29
  • C-VILLE Weekly
  • nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • United Way

Additional sponsors: Alakazam, ATA Leadership Martial Arts, Hot Yoga Charlottesville, Charlottesville Parks and Rec, Crutchfield, Ragged Mountain Running Shop, Virginia Discovery Museum, and University of Virginia Athletics.