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Catherine Long

Richmond City Health District

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Richmond City Health District

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Through a collaboration with Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) and the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI), Richmond City Health District operates seven Resource Centers located at community centers and within government housing communities. The Resource Centers not only provide clinical services, but also utilize Community Health Workers hired from within the communities to link individuals to health and community services.

Richmond City Health District is excited use our Community Health Worker model and our partnerships with Shalom Farms (increases the accessibility of locally sourced produce) and Sports Backers (hosts free fitness classes along with other work to increase the physical activity of Richmond residents) to improve nutrition and fitness in these communities that exist within food and fitness deserts.