Sentara Healthcare on Wednesday announced nearly $5 million in funding to 71 partner organizations in Virginia and North Carolina.
Friends of Halifax South Boston County Regional Library, Southside Outreach Group and Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc. receive funds locally.
These investments will directly support programs and initiatives that address the social determinants of health and promote health equity by breaking down traditional barriers to health and social services.
Sentara is committed to supporting community-based health equity programs that focus on improving public health, addressing health inequities, and promoting equitable access to care in traditionally underserved communities. served. Sentara prioritizes funding community partners and initiatives that align with the company’s core focus areas: behavioral health, housing, workforce training and career development, food security and social determinants of health.
“Hope is truly at the center of every partnership we adopt and every program we support – hope that health disparities and inequities can be addressed, that opportunities for better careers can continue to grow, that healthy food will be able to arrive at every table,” said Sherry Norquist, MSN-RN, Sentara Director of Community Engagement and Impact. “We know those hopes are high, but if the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that even when hope comes in small doses, it can last a lifetime.”
These investments – part of the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund – build on Sentara’s longstanding commitment to improving the quality of life for those most in need and creating healthier communities through partnerships with community organizations. and religious leaders.
Visit SentaraCares.com for more information on partnership and funding opportunities with Sentara.