The Petersburg Healthy Options Partnerships (PHOPs) is funded by a 2018 to 2023 High Obesity Program (HOP) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research (CPHPR).  With the recently acquired grant, several community and regional organizations are combining efforts to:

  • Improve the food system in the city to increase access to healthier foods
  • Improve and connect routes to everyday destinations (with an emphasis on walking)
  • Support improvements to food guidelines within programs which serve residents