Health Care

  • In 2009 RISC found that there were 56,000 people in Central Virginia that did not have access to primary healthcare.  Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Hospital had access to 100 million in federal and state dollars to care for the uninsured but was using that money inefficiently, they were only serving for 9,000 patients a year.  By increasing focus on primary care VCU could care for more people with the same amount of money. 

 

  • RISC got commitments from the president of VCU Health systems to increase access to primary care for the uninsured through the Virginia Coordinated Care program. Since RISC stepped in, more than 30,000 people in Central Virginia have access to primary healthcare.
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