Improving health in underserved communities

Riverside is committed to building trust and collaborating with our partners to improve health outcomes in underserved areas. Health equity is achieved when every person can attain their full health potential, free of obstacles that may be created by socially determined circumstances. These obstacles can include lack of educational and financial resources, lack of transportation, lack of access to food or affordable housing, or living in an area more than 30 miles from the nearest healthcare facility.

Ensuring health equity in our communities requires businesses, community organizations, municipalities and government agencies, healthcare systems, higher education institutions, and others to come together collaboratively and focus on removing the obstacles that contribute to health disparities. If you would like to request that Riverside work with your organization to provide health screenings, please complete the our support form.


Partnering together to build a stronger community

Riverside established the Virginia Organization for Inclusive Concepts and Equitable Solutions (VOICES), an external group of about 50 DEI practitioners from local health systems, businesses, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations that come together to discuss DEI best practices and community collaboratives.


Health Equity Panel

Riverside also established the annual Health Equity Panel to address health disparities in the Black Community. Learn more.