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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Impacting the Health of Your Community: Launching Points for an Anchor Institution (45 mins)

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a major urban public research university located in downtown Richmond, VA and is one of the country’s few comprehensive health science centers, training the largest number of healthcare professionals in the state. VCU is the only academic medical center in the region and the largest provider of indigent care in Virginia. VCU and the VCU Health System share a vision that all faculty, staff, students and trainees are committed to improving the health and well being of populations served in our local communities. Join us to learn how, starting at ground zero, we have embarked on an institution-wide effort to achieve that vision by developing a strategic plan to identify and address health inequities. This undertaking has required infrastructure development, stakeholder engagement and consensus building. Participants will learn the processes and steps used to take an abstract goal and make it attainable, including: starting with literature reviews and community identified needs, developing a mission and vision, aligning with local, state and national priorities, convening partners, gaining university wide attention, and ultimately crafting an implementation plan. Participants will also gain an understanding of health related social issues and their impact on health outcomes. Much of this work is accomplished in work groups, and participants will have the opportunity to draft recommendations, debate critical issues and use interactive, online tools.


Anne Massey

Director, Sponsored Projects and Program Planning, VCU Health

logan vetrovec

Community Integration Administrator, VCU

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am MDT
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