Helping our Community
The majority of our patients are the working uninsured. Most of our patients are referred to us by Sentara’s ER. They come to us with four or more chronic illnesses and have neglected their health for years.
- 50% have high blood pressure.
- 40% have high cholesterol.
- 35% suffer from depression.
- 25% have Type 2 diabetes.
- 22% have asthma.
We enter our patients into our Therapeutic Lifestyle Program emphasizing prevention and self-management. Medical services are provided in the homes of patients too ill to travel. Our multidisciplinary team consists of counselors for nutrition, fitness, smoking cessation, and mental health as well as diabetes educators, RN case managers, a nurse practitioner, medical doctors, and health coaches. We see a typical patient over eight times a year as we help them back to good health and a better life style.
- Healthcare Hero Award presented by the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.
- Excellence in Diabetes Care recognition through National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program.
- Women with a Cause Award presented by Monica Sigmon Photography and Towne Bank.
- Cruikshank Award presented by the United Way of Greater Williamsburg.
- Pioneer Nurse Award presented by the Virginia Nurses Association.
- National Community Service Award presented by NPACE.
- Inside Business Health Care Hero Award for Community Service – Patient Care.
Our funding comes through grants from the Williamsburg Health Foundation, Sentara Health Foundation, Williamsburg Community Foundation, and donations from churches, service organizations, and individuals including some of our patients. Fundraising is vital to our program and we are continually seeking opportunities to form new partnerships for support.