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VCU Council on Community Engagment (CCE)
The CCE promotes and supports efforts of VCU to achieve it's strategic vision of excellence as an engaged campus. Representatives from all academic and university support units participate on the Council and its committees. The Council provides 1) provides a coordinating infrastructure to support a university-wide interdisciplinary effort to engage with and respond to the community. 2) Promotes and supports VCU's core mission activities of research, teaching and service as they relate to enhancing our engagement with the community, and 3) Enhances awareness of opportunities and achievements and promotes involvement among university stakeholders interested in becoming engaged with the community.

VCU Center on Health Disparities (COHD)
The Center on Health Disparities at Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to the elimination of disparities in health outcomes and the improvement of health care. Although the Center primarily focuses on underrepresented populations in the greater Richmond area, its work impacts health policy and public policy throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia


Richmond Healthy Start Initiative - A Healthy You, A Healthy Pregnancy, A Healthy Baby
To reduce infant mortality, low birth weight, prematurity and racial disparities in birth outcomes for women of childbearing age. Contact: Rose Stith Singleton, Executive Director. 400 East Cary Street, Richmond , VA 23219 Phone: 804 -205-3684

YWCA of Richmond

The YWCA of Richmond serves at-risk children with quality, comprehensive childcare and victims of domestic and sexual violence with rescue, recovery and life-rebuilding programs that foster emotional, social, and economic stability.  Our vision is of a community that protects the vulnerable, reaches out to those in need, honors personal courage, celebrates women’s successes, and embraces diversity and equality.

YWCA - 24 hour hotline for free crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling and support

Women's Health Virginia

The mission is to enhance Virginia women and girls' health and well being through education, research, and collaboration. VCU is a founding partner. For more information visit: WOMEN'S HEALTH VIRGINIA

Neighborhood Resource Center of Fulton Hill

The NRC strengthens individuals and communities by providing opportunities for neighbors to build relationships, access resources, and develop the skills to enhance their lives and determine the fate of the community. The Neighborhood Resource Center is about neighbors working together to reach personal and community goals. For more information visit: Neighborhood Resource Center


Virginia Commonwealth University | Institute for Women's Health
Sanger Hall, 1st Floor
1101 E. Marshall St.
PO Box 980319
Richmond, VA 23298-0319
Phone: 804.827.1200
last updated: September 2, 2013