A $1.5-million grant will allow the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to expand an interdisciplinary, community-based pilot program that helps underserved older adults better manage their chronic health conditions and coordinate their care.

The three-year grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will expand and refine an existing model of interprofessional health care education and clinical service focused on improving the health and well-being of residents in their homes. The project eventually will serve as a model across the city and beyond.

Students in the Richmond Health and Wellness Program (RWHP) from the VCU schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and Social Work, overseen by licensed clinical faculty, already work in teams to provide chronic disease management and medication management to seniors living in the Dominion Place, a Richmond senior living facility owned by the Beacon Communities.

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