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East End health and wellness center welcomes five community ambassadors

The ambassador program convenes East End residents with diverse backgrounds, lived experiences and perspectives to serve as liaisons between the VCU Health Hub at 25th and the greater East End community.

VCU Health Hub at 25th awards health equity community microgrants to 12 Richmond East End organizations

The Health Equity Community Microgrants Initiative was developed to provide capacity-building funding for grassroots, community-based organizations located in the East End to create new and/or enhance existing programming to address community-identified needs and social determinants of health impacting residents of the East End.

Student interns get hands-on experience at the VCU Health Hub at 25th

Gabrielle Levy and Victoria Chege engage with Richmond’s East End residents and bring fresh perspectives to the hub. The VCU Health Hub at 25th has welcomed student interns since the facility opened in 2019. One of the hub’s goals is to be an experiential learning hub for undergraduate and graduate students, providing them with real-world […]

Healthier Together: Confronting Loneliness and Health Care Challenges Among Older Adults

Social isolation can be dangerous. And since the arrival of COVID-19, it’s been a shared experience of people across the country. The Richmond Health and Wellness Program has been partnering with low-income older adults with the goal of understanding how to build a better health care delivery model to meet their needs where they live. The spread […]

VCU Health Hub at 25th Welcomes New Operations Coordinator

By Jenny Pedraza, APR K.J. Ricasata has joined the staff at the VCU Health Hub at 25th as operations coordinator. In this role, Ricasata will manage, oversee and lead day-to-day office operations, supervise welcome desk staff and support in-person/virtual scheduling, as well as event planning. He will also work to ensure that Health Hub at […]

Community Members in Richmond’s East End Share Why They Got Vaccinated

East Enders, including seniors and health care workers, say safety for them and their community are reasons they got the COVID-19 vaccine at VCU Health Hub at 25th. Volunteers at the VCU Health Hub at 25th administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 100 community members, including seniors and front-line workers from Richmond’s […]

Sharing the Love: Helping the Community Mask Up for Safety

The VCU Health Hub at 25th was featured in VCU’s Valentine’s Day round-up of ways the VCU community is “sharing the love” to create thoughtful moments during the pandemic. Last year the VCU Center for Community Engagement and Impact held three mask-making kit assembly events at the VCU Health Hub at 25th to benefit the community. The last one […]

Community Conversation Series Connects Community Members with Local COVID-19 Experts

The American Heart Association, Richmond Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, and the VCU Health Hub at 25th hosted the first interactive virtual “Community Conversation” May 7 as part of a four-part series on COVID-19. Featuring an expert panel and open dialogue with more than 145 community members, the first conversation was held via Zoom and covered topics […]

Spring Interns Make Their Own (Remote) Marks on the VCU Health Hub at 25th

The center’s three interns have risen to the challenge of working through a global pandemic. By Jenny Pedraza This Spring semester, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Hub at 25th is home base to three VCU interns. Two undergraduate students and one graduate student have been working on projects ranging from the center’s outreach efforts and […]

Undergraduate marketing class dishes up data collection for the Health Hub

By Jenny Pedraza If you walk in to the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Hub at 25th, one of the first things you see in the reception area is a wall of dinner plates. Blue plates, white plates, multi-colored, old, new, small, large. The display spans an entire wall, and each plate features a favorite recipe. […]

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