Our purpose is to build healthier individuals, families, and neighborhoods in order to offset the negative effects of the social determinants of health. We do so using asset-based community development principles, public health principles, and collaborations that build scale, high quality community-level clinical services, and high impact social investments.
Our work in community development focuses on the following key priority areas:
- Operational investments in Richmond’s first college bound/workforce development program serving students and families from low income families
- Investments across the educational continuum – support for early childhood, middle school, high school achievement
The Bon Secours Bereavement Center hosts a variety of support groups and programs to help community members who are experiencing a difficult time following a diagnosis of serious illness or a loss.
KIDZ'NGRIEF offers grief education and support to children and teens as they cope with the multitude of changes and emotions they experience after the death of a family member or close friend.
The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a free medical service that provides primary care to uninsured adults and children the Greater Richmond community. Learn how to get in touch with the Bon Secours Care-A-Van.
Nutrition Education Activities
- Class-A-Roll, our mobile learning kitchen, provides a fun and interactive way to learn a skill that is the foundation of a healthy life – cooking! The Class-A-Roll travels into our communities and provides healthy cooking programs, recipe and food tastings, and nutrition education through hands-on cooking experiences.
- Growing Chefs is a garden-enhanced culinary program taught to upper elementary students. The program seeks to connect youth to their food so that they can understand how it impacts their minds and bodies. Growing Chefs guides students through the entire process of food – growing, harvesting, cooking and eating, transforming students’ responses toward healthy food, especially vegetables.
- Real Food, Real Simple is an adult cooking series aimed at teaching the fundamentals of cooking and basic nutrition using fresh, seasonal and minimally processed ingredients.
- Finding My Weigh: An interactive and structured 12-week group weight management program that incorporates evidence-based strategies to create a healthier lifestyle.
Every Woman’s Life provides clinical breast exams, mammograms and pap tests to women who qualify. Screening services are free if you can answer “yes” to all of the following:
- Are between 40-64 years of age
- Are a Virginia resident
- Have no insurance, or cannot afford to pay your insurance deductible, or your insurance does not cover screening exams
- Your yearly income falls within defined federal guidelines.
In addition to care for women between the ages of 40-64, Every Woman’s Life can enroll women between the ages of 18-39 with abnormal Pap tests or breast lumps.
Our purpose is to build healthier individuals, families, and neighborhoods in order to offset the negative effects of the social determinants of health. We do so using asset based community development principles, public health principles, and collaborations that build scale, high quality community-level clinical services, and high impact social investments.
- Community Benefit Investments – The process for 2020 will consist of one round that will begin with the completion of an application called a Letter of Intent. Bon Secours will evaluate your Letter of Intent and invite a full proposal for those which hold promise in light of our strategy and process changes. This is a once a year application process. Please consider the following key priorities to confirm your program is in alignment before applying:
- Improve health indicators as detailed in the Community Health Needs Assessment.
- Enhance community and neighborhood livability
- Leverage resources with other local, regional and national organizations to increase the scale of impact and the effectiveness of outcomes
- Address the social determinants of health through innovative collaborations
- Event Sponsorship Requests – Applications are accepted on a month to month schedule. An application submitted in March will be evaluated and decided on in April and so forth. Please submit at least 6 months prior to the event.
- Board of Directors Requests – Request Bon Secours Richmond Health System leaders to serve on your board. Applications are accepted all year.
Submit your application by creating an account here. If you have any questions please email us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering a partnership with the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.