Thursday, May 19, 2011

COMMUNITe Resource Guide

A new pilot program has been deployed in Essex County to help resolve some barriers to healthcare access. An online portal called the COMMUNITe Resource Guide ( ) has been created to serve the community through sharing intra-community assets among faith-based organizations, government agencies, medical centers, education centers, and civic organizations. It provides opportunities for members of the community to better understand their own social capital and what they will need to focus on in building community capacity. Through this site, it is hoped that resources will be revealed and used in providing services to those most in need—the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community.

Any organization within (or that can provide assistance to) Essex can register on the COMMUNITe Resource Guide ( ). The success of this pilot program will lead the way to opening this portal to other rural counties in Virginia. If you would like your county to be considered for the program, please contact: Susan Triggs, Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health and Health Equity, Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement at

The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity funded this project.
Read the About Us ( ) for more information about this site.

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