Health Resources

Thank you for joining us for our health equity panel discussion entitled, “Eating Our Way to Healthy Hearts: Closing the Gap in Black Health Disparities.” We hope this event was informative and answered some of your questions about preventing and managing hypertension. Below is a list of helpful resources:

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.

Riverside has convened a think-tank group of over 50 partners to collaborate on health equity best practices and research.  This group, the Virginia Organization for Inclusive Concepts and Equitable Solutions (VOICES), will work together to minimize or eliminate the obstacles to health equity in our communities.

Riverside and its partners hold an annual Health Equity Panel discussion each year to address some of the disparities in healthcare. Topics range from disparities in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others.


We will demonstrate Riverside’s commitment to building trust in communities of color and underserved communities through outreach and engagement efforts, foster diverse community partnerships that promote health equity and focus on social determinants of health. Click here for more information