Highland Park: A Journey to Health and Wellness
Amidst the bustling streets of Richmond, VA, an incredible transformation towards community health and well-being is taking place. The old Bank of America building, a once iconic structure, has given way to a new vision: a vision of hope, wellness, community, and care. This is the story of the Six Points Community Health Hub. A place where individuals and families in need can come together to receive comprehensive and compassionate care, bridging the gap on health disparities and creating a pathway to wellness in Highland Park.
Leading this effort is the HandUp Community Resource Center, a local organization committed to improving health and wellness of the community. Together with partners such as Hanbury, Commonshare Pharmacy, Maggie Walker Land Trust, and more, HandUp is creating a one-stop-shop where all members of the community can access primary and preventative care, as well as pharmaceutical services. The Hub adopts a patient-centered approach, prioritizing the needs and well-being of those it serves in all decision-making.
To celebrate the launch of this landmark initiative, HandUp is hosting a series of community engagement events to gain a deeper understanding of the needs and aspirations of the Highland Park community. These inclusive gatherings serve as a platform for diverse perspectives and ideas, promoting transparency and inclusivity. The goal is to foster a sense of community ownership and trust, ensuring that the Hub is a true reflection of the community it serves.
The Six Points Community Health Hub is a true representation of the future of healthcare. A place where the community can come together to address their health and wellness needs, and where healthcare professionals can provide care with compassion and empathy. The Hub is more than just a building; it is a symbol of hope and a catalyst for change, helping to create a healthier, happier, and more equitable society for all.