Norfolk, Virginia (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
The first health care center to be located in an assisted-rental community within Virginia opens December 17 at Young Terrace apartments located at 804 Whitaker Lane in Norfolk.
As with many urban centers, Norfolk is challenged with improving indicators and outcomes for healthy lifestyles. In that regard Norfolk City Council earlier this year adopted a “Healthy Norfolk” initiative “that through community collaboration will support health and well being by actively promoting health policies, environmental change and education.”
A ribbon cutting event will be held at 11 am December 13 and will include remarks from key partners.
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA), Hampton Roads Community Health Center and Sentara Health Care are partnering to bring quality affordable health services to lower-income households. Young Terrace with 752 units on 37 acres is NRHA’s largest assisted-rental community. The facility will offer wellness assessments, such as pediatric, geriatric, OB/GYN, dental and other related services. Residents are currently being surveyed on their health care needs.
HRCHC received a $608,333 “New Access Point Grant” from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That amount will be equally distributed between Young Terrace and a second health center to be located in East Ocean View. Sentara is contributing $132,000 for renovations to the Young Terrace multi-purpose facility where the center will be located.
Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, play and live. To learn more visit http://www.nrha.us
About Hampton Roads Community Health Center
Hampton Roads Community Health Center is a not-for-profit comprehensive primary health care organization dedicated to providing quality and affordable health services in a safe environment to our communities. Visit http://www.hrchc.org for more information.
About Sentara Health Care
Sentara Healthcare is an acknowledged leader in patient safety and quality innovation. Sentara has ranked for more than a decade among the nation's top integrated healthcare systems by Modern Healthcare magazine and was the #1 most integrated health care system for two years consecutively in 2010 and 2011. Sentara, a not-for-profit health system, operates more than 100 sites of care serving residents across Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Visit http://www.sentara.com for more information.