Behind every Virginian who no longer lives under the debilitating cloud of depression and other behavioral health conditions; every health safety net patient who gets her diabetes under control; every child or adult who finally has health insurance; every dental safety net patient who can, at last, live a day without pain, is a Champion.

Meet some of the Champions! within Virginia’s health safety net who have changed people’s lives.  

The dedication of these talented Champions is essential to providing needed health care to the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who are uninsured or medically underserved:

  • The volunteers and staff of Virginia’s free clinics, community health centers, and human services organizations who provide medical, dental, and mental health care.
  • The hard working application assistors throughout the state whose perseverance and dedication ensure that eligible Virginians have Medicaid coverage, and that those who are uninsured obtain the prescription medicines needed to manage their chronic diseases.
  • The corporations, foundations and other donors who support efforts to ensure that all Virginians have the health care they need.

While most of these Champions work behind the scenes, VHCF draws attention to some of the most outstanding with special awards at its Cheers for Champions! event.

Last Updated on June 6, 2024