Valley Health works with other not-for-profit organizations to improve access and availability of high quality and cost effective health and human services to underserved consumers. In 1999, we played a key role in the creation of Our Health, and our support has been ongoing.
In 2009, Valley Health provided over $2.4 million in direct and in-kind support to Our Health partners and community agencies, allowing them to serve over 15,000 lower income area residents. These agencies benefit from Valley Health support that includes:
• Shared administrative services (accounting/information systems/ phone)
• Staff training/development
• Grant writing for additional support
• Rent subsidy of the Our Health campus
• Volunteer recruitment and marketing assistance
Our Health’s Winchester campus is home to six partner agencies including the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, United Way, Literacy Volunteers, Healthy Families, and Concern Hotline. In 2009, renovation was completed on a third building and Winchester Social Services, Child Advocacy Center and Winchester Health Department moved to the site.
In addition, Our Health works with another 15 partner agencies outside of the main campus to serve citizens in the region. Our Health has been recognized “as a national model for community partnerships”. Since 1999, Our Health has successfully acquired over $6 million in state, federal, and grant funding for the many community organizations it serves.
Valley Health provides substantial support directly to a number of community health clinics including the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, St. Luke’s Community Clinic in Warren County, the Shenandoah County Free Medical Clinic, and Good Samaritan Clinic in Martinsburg. These clinics provide direct primary care to citizens in our region with limited resources. Our 2009 support included over $400,000 in direct assistance and another $1.1 million in in-kind help to these clinics.
Healthy Families provides education and support to parents, promotes healthy births and parent/child bonding. The agency promotes on-going nurturing so children reach school age emotionally and physically ready to reach their full potential. Services provided in the community include:
• Home visitation & parent education
• Parent/child play groups and special events
• Help with applications for Medicaid and finding a primary care doctor
• Help ensuring children are up-to-date on immunizations and that they receive appropriate well-child care
Healthy Families operates in Shenandoah County, Warren County and the greater Winchester area.