COVID-19 accelerated how one community-driven partnership is reimagining the way care is provided to vulnerable older adults through inclusion, inquiry and innovation.
Faculty play a leading role on the MCV Campus in studying and addressing health disparities, and the effort often bridges research and practice, with an eye for training future professionals to center equity in their work.
MLP-Richmond at VCU Health, is a medical-legal partnership (MLP) that works to ensure legal and social issues no longer challenge patients and their families, enabling those patients to focus instead on treatment and healing.
While VCU Health is one of the top health systems in Virginia, where many of the most advanced surgeries, therapies and other treatments are available, it also is the state’s leader in caring for vulnerable populations. The health system sees more patients who are uninsured or covered through Medicaid than any other entity in the commonwealth.
The 25 for 25 Health Equity & Justice Campaign launched in October to promote awareness and action around ending health disparities.