Behind every Free Clinic patient who gets her diabetes under control, every school child or adult who finally has health insurance, every community health center dental patient who can, at last, live a day without pain, every Virginian who no longer lives under the cloud of depression, is a Hero.

Click here to see the efforts of all of the heroes within Virginia’s health safety net who have been changing people’s lives.  

The dedication of these Heroes is essential to providing care to the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who are uninsured and need care:

  • The volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists, counselors, and others who make Virginia’s Free Clinics and dental outreach projects available to the uninsured.
  • The local community members whose financial support allows community-based programs to start-up and keep running.
  • The hard working staff at health safety net organizations and outreach programs statewide whose endless dedication ensures that eligible children and adults obtain health insurance, uninsured adults receive needed prescription medicines, and medical, dental, and mental health care.
  • The corporations, foundations and other donors who recognize that all Virginians should have the health care they need, regardless of their income or where they live.

While most of these Heroes work behind the scenes, VHCF draws attention to some of the most outstanding at its Heroes in Health Care awards.

Last Updated on September 22, 2021