Promoting children’s health beyond our hospital walls
The health of all children is our number priority at CHoR. We were founded more than 100 years ago to help our community face the polio epidemic, and we have evolved over the years to provide care for every pediatric need under the sun. From community partnerships and public health initiatives – to advocating for children's health at our nation’s capital – we reach outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics to improve the kids of all children of the Commonwealth.
Public health: Building healthy kids, families and communities
We believe that every child has the right to a healthy childhood – and future. We offer special programs to help address public health issues that impact our community, including COVID-19, asthma, obesity, mental health and safety:
Advocating for all children
The Children’s Hospital of Richmond advocates for the region’s children by working closely with the city of Richmond and the state of Virginia.
In close collaboration with VCU Government Relations, we advocate for the health of all kids. This includes visits with elected officials, participating in Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and many other activities that impact the clinical programs, public health initiatives, innovative research and educational programs that contribute to healthy futures for our community.
Supporting community partners who impact the lives of our kids
We are proud to have sponsored and partnered with the following organizations and foundations that support the needs of children and families in our community:
We support community organizations and partners that can help us extend health care services and education to those outside our walls. To make the best use of our resources, we focus our support on organizations that can make the largest impact on our community’s health.