International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship (ICRP)
Visit these related Web sites for more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, underserved communities and rural health.
- Association of the Clinicians of the Underserved (ACU)
VCU School of Medicine established a local chapter of the ACU in 2003 as a spin-off of the International/Inner City/Rural Program interest group. The goal of the ACU is to increase awareness of the need for more clinicians to work with these populations, whether on a volunteer, part-time, or full-time basis. To meet this goal, the ACU provides opportunities for student outreach in our Richmond community through service learning activities.
- National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The National Health Service Corps is committed to improving the health of the nation’s underserved. The organization unites communities in need with caring health professionals and supports their efforts to build better systems of care.
- Rural Family Medicine
Rural Family Medicine is dedicated to providing resources for rural physicians and educators. Their goal is to encourage family physicians to take up the challenges and experience the joys of rural living and remain in rural practice throughout their careers.
- Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc.
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health has partnered with Thundermist Health Center and Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc., to provide quality medical education experiences for students in rural Hondurous.
- VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health was established in 1970 and charged with the mission to prepare competent family physicians for the people of Virginia and contribute to the knowledge that improves the quality of care they receive. Family medicine residencies have been created within existing practices in rural, suburban and urban areas, in partnership with some of the best health systems in the region.
- VCU School of Medicine
For the better part of two centuries, the medical school’s mission has been a balance of teaching, research and patient care. In more recent times, the School of Medicine has defined its mission as “the constant improvement of the quality of health care for citizens of Virginia using innovative, scholarly activity to create new knowledge, to provide better systems of medical education and to develop more effective health care methods.”
- Virginia Area Health Education Center
The mission of the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program is to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships.
- Virginia Atlas of Community Health
The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is one of the tools available from the Virginia Center for Healthy Communities. This resource provides data on Virginia health indicators.
- Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA)
Since 1980, the association has worked with Virginia’s communities to bring primary health care to the neediest areas. A not-for-profit organization, the association’s mission is to assure that all Virginians, regardless of geographic location or income, have access to appropriate and affordable primary health care.
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Virginians. VDH is made up of a statewide Central Office in Richmond and 35 local health districts. These entities work together to promote healthy lifestyle choices that can combat chronic disease, to educate the public about emergency preparedness and threats to their health and to track disease outbreaks in Virginia.
- Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)
The Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA) is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from communities spread across Virginia. VRHA members provide care, plan for the delivery of care and are consumers of health services. They are individuals and families who desire and need high quality health services close to home.