Manassas, Va., September 20, 2023 – UVA Health announced the allocation of nearly $200,000 in grant funding to support 26 local non-profit organizations in the Northern Virginia and Culpeper regions who support our communities’ most vulnerable populations, strive to reflect diversity, equity and inclusion, and address the pipeline for healthcare workforce development.
The recipients are charitable organizations that have demonstrated unwavering commitment to addressing the community needs identified in the UVA Health Community Health Needs Assessment Study (CHNA) 2022-2024 health needs assessment. The focus areas included mental health/behavioral health, substance use, and chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
“The recipients of these grants are organizations that resonate with the UVA Health mission, vision, and values and improve access to care to community members who need it most,” said Erik Shannon, Chief Executive Officer of UVA Community Health. “By investing in and collaborating with these local non-profit organizations, we can extend our impact far beyond our hospital walls and advance the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.”
Organizations who have received grants from this recent grant cycle include:
Northern Virginia Grant Cycle Partners
Culpeper Grant Cycle Partners
“As a community member, I’ve seen firsthand the great work organizations like these achieve everyday” said Donna Staton, Chief Operating Officer, UVA Community Health. “UVA Health is invested in improving the health and wellness of our community members to create a stronger region. Together, we can further our mission to transform health for all Virginians and beyond.”
For more information on how UVA Health supports health needs and fosters strategic community partnerships throughout Northern Virginia and Culpeper, visit uvahealth.com/services/-community-relations.
About UVA Community Health
UVA Community Health is comprised of three community hospitals: UVA Health Prince William Medical Center, UVA Health Haymarket Medical Center, and UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center; UVA Community Health Medical Group, an integrated network of clinical practices and outpatient centers; and UVA Cancer Care, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute. UVA Community Health has partnerships with outpatient imaging centers and ambulatory surgery centers. With a medical staff of more than 850 physicians representing 60 specialties and sub-specialties, and more than 2,600 team members, UVA Community Health provides high- quality care to the communities of Culpeper and Northern Virginia. UVA Health acquired full ownership of UVA Community Health in July 2021. Its increased scale provides streamlined access to patients throughout the region to exceptional complex care, the latest technology, groundbreaking research, and clinical trials. For more information, visit uvahealth.com/about/community-care.