Improving Health Through Community Collaborations

Improving Health Through Community Collaborations

Our work succeeds to the extent that we form strong partnerships with organizations, churches, governmental agencies, other healthcare teams and many community volunteers.  We will not meaningfully reduce housing insecurity, transportation barriers, food insecurity or addiction problems on our own—we must have partnerships with teams in our community who are also committed to this work. Thankfully, in our community, we have very engaged community members working with us on many projects and collaborations.  Here are a few of our current collaborations:

Access to Covid education and vaccinations for vulnerable community members:

  • >200 community volunteers
  • Waynesboro YMCA
  • Staunton YMCA
  • Multiple churches
  • Schools Systems
  • Employers

Promoting access and health for LGBTQ persons in our community:

  • Shenandoah LGBTQ Center
  • CSHD
  • Augusta Medical Group

Promoting access and health for Latino community members:

  • Sin Barreras
  • Office of New Americans
  • CSHD
  • Molina Health
  • Multiple highly engaged community volunteers

Creating permanent and temporary supportive housing units in our community:

  • Community foundation
  • Valley Homeless Connection
  • United Way
  • Office of Youth
  • DSS
  • VCSB
  • CSHD
  • Emergency Management

Improving healthcare quality for adults with disabilities:

  • Local coalition for adults with disabilities
  • Wall Residences
  • Community Living
  • Office of Integrated Health
  • VCSB

Reducing food insecurity as a treatment for chronic diseases:

  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Collaborating with local long-term care facilities to improve health of elderly community members

  • Augusta Nursing and Rehab
  • King’s Daughters
  • Envoy
  • Brightview
  • Baldwin Park

If you would like to partner with Augusta Health on an initiative or focus area to improve our community’s health, we would love to hear from you.  Please call one of the members of our leadership team.

Clint Merritt, Chief Clinical Officer of Population Health (540-332-4422)