The Richmond Health and Wellness Program, led by Pam Parsons, director of practice and community engagement in VCU School of Nursing, is a community-based care coordination initiative that has become an interprofessional training ground for future nurses and a national model for community engagement. RHWP brings together students from the VCU Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and the Department of Psychology, to provide integrated care to residents in apartment buildings that are designated for older adults and those with disabilities. The program serves low-income older adults who have limited access to care or who are in need of coordinated care services. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of residents in their homes.
For more information, contact Pamela L. Parsons PhD, GNP-BC, FNAP, or visit nursing.vcu.edu/community-engagement/key-initiatives/#RHWP