RICHMOND -- The YMCA of Greater Richmond is announcing a partnership with the Capital Area Health Network (CAHN) to bring a mobile health clinic to Ashland.
In more rural areas of Virginia, access to affordable healthcare can be a challenge, particularly for the growing Hispanic population.
The Town of Ashland currently lacks direct access to pediatric care. To help meet the need, the YMCA and CAHN have partnered to open a mobile health clinic that will focus on both adult and child care within the Hispanic community.
A ribbon cutting was held Friday morning to launch the mobile health unit at Ashland Junction Shopping Center at 167 Junction Drive in Ashland.
With the community at the heart of the YMCA of Greater Richmond, the need became apparent by recognizing the diversity and changing fabric of the community.
The YMCA is partnering with CAHN, a non-profit whose mission is to provide high quality, accessible and culturally responsive healthcare, to ensure the healthcare needs of the growing Hispanic population in Ashland are met.
The newly-launched mobile health clinic will be stationed at the Ashland Junction Shopping Center. Basic healthcare services will be offered to children and adults.
Among those taking part in the ribbon cutting were: Tracy Causey, CEO, Capital Area Health Network; Michel Zajur, CEO, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Abby Rogers, CEO, YMCA of Greater Richmond; Lisa Ramirez, senior vice president of Community Health, YMCA of Greater Richmond; and Jaime McClure, executive director, Patrick Henry Family YMCA.
About the YMCA of Greater Richmond
The YMCA of Greater Richmond, a non-profit cause driven organization, operates 16 branches throughout metro Richmond and Petersburg, serving over 170,000 people. Strengthening community is the Y’s cause. Every day, administration and staff work side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information, visit www.ymcarichmond.org.