UVA in the Community
We proudly support organizations in Central Virginia that promote health and happiness in our smallest patients.
Children's Health Initiatives
March of Dimes: UVA Health System provides funding in support of the March for Babies in Charlottesville and the Culpeper region. This annual event generates over $100,000 in community support for our local March of Dimes chapter.
Children Health Improvement Program (CHiP): This organization provides home visits from nurses and family support workers to promote children's healthcare for low-income, at-risk families.
Children's Safety Programs: Our safety programs for kids include community health fairs, a bicycle helmet program and more.
Virginia Discovery Museum's Discovery Dash: This annual event brings children and their parents together for an introduction to track and field events with the UVA Track Team.
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Each fall University of Virginia Health System employees join forces with our academic counterparts to pledge money from each payroll check in support of over 500 charities in our region, many with a focus on children. Health system employees have pledged more than $8.7 million to our local and regional charities over the past 10 years.
Kohl's Growing Up Healthy Program: This program teaches kindergarten through fifth graders about healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits.
Hospice of the Piedmont Journeys Program: The loss of a family member and its long-term impact on children is the focus of the Health System's support of this program, where nationally recognized storytellers bring books to life that depict the journey and recovery from a loss to help kids grieve.