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Sentara Healthcare awards nearly $5 million to support 71 community partners in Virginia and North Carolina

July 6, 2022 Investments will work to advance health equity and create healthier communities Sentara Healthcare today announced nearly $5 million in funding to 71 partner organizations throughout Virginia and North Carolina. These investments will directly support programs and initiatives that address social determinants of health and promote health equity by eliminating traditional barriers to… Read More

Sentara Healthcare launches new model of care to support uninsured and Medicaid populations in Virginia and North Carolina

May 6, 2022 Community care centers designed to improve access to care and address social determinants of health Sentara Healthcare announces the impending launch of a new, innovative model of care focusing on uninsured and Medicaid populations in under-resourced communitiesacross Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. These community care centers will be operated by Sentara Health… Read More

Sentara offering free mental health resources to healthcare professionals

Sentara Healthcare today announced a $40 million investment to expand the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund across the communities we serve in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Northeast North Carolina to further address health disparities magnified by the impact of COVID-19 on underserved populations. Earlier this year, Sentara announced an initial $10 million community investment, called the… Read More

Sentara leader chosen as 2021 American Heart Association Eastern States Health Equity Leadership Award recipient

The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Iris Lundy, Sentara Healthcare Director of Health Equity, as the recipient of the 2021 AHA Eastern States Health Equity Leadership Award.  The Eastern States Health Equity Leadership Award recognizes an AHA volunteer whose leadership efforts display a commitment to achieving maximum impact in equitable health and wellbeing, and… Read More

Sentara Healthcare hires Medical Director of Health Equity, collaborates with new foundation to help eliminate health disparities and create health equity

To help expand the organization’s work to address health disparities and promote health equity, Sentara Healthcare has hired Dr. Keith H. Newby as an independent contractor to be the system’s Medical Director of Health Equity. Newby will work with Chief Physician Executive Dr. Jordan Asher, Director of Health Equity Iris Lundy, and other system leaders… Read More

Sentara Healthcare announces $40 million community investment to expand the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund

Sentara Healthcare today announced a $40 million investment to expand the Sentara Healthier Communities Fund across the communities we serve in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Northeast North Carolina to further address health disparities magnified by the impact of COVID-19 on underserved populations. Earlier this year, Sentara announced an initial $10 million community investment, called the… Read More