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Outreach Resources


University of Virginia

The Cancer Center

Every Woman's Life Health Passport: Cancer Screening Service for Women Over 40

Diabetes Education and Management Program
Health Sciences Library: Blue Ridge AHEC Promotora de Salud (Lay Health Promoter) Enhancement Project
IQ Health Virginia
La Clinica at the Women's Center offers services in Spanish for the Latino population.
NIMH Outreach Virginia - Mental Health Information and Research
Nursing Students Without Borders-Volunteers from the School of Nursing and other professions have programs in El Salvador and in Charlottesville-area migrant worker camps.
Outreach Virginia
Parish Nursing Center
Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic - Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.
The University of Virginia Teen Health Center
Southwest Virginia ­ UVA Alliance for Telemedicine

Volunteer opportunities

Madison House

Migrant Aid
Medical Services Program

Medical Center Language Bank

Charlottesville Area Services Available to Minorities


AIDS / HIV Services Group - Provides emotional and practical support to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends, and loved ones; prevents the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by educating the community; and promotes a compassionate, informed community response to all people affected by HIV/AIDS. Includes culturally sensitive educational programs on AIDS/HIV.


Jefferson Area Board for Aging - JABA provides the care, planning and services essential for persons to remain home and to stay active and productive. To better serve our senior citizens and their family caregivers, JABA has both a non-fee service and a fee-based service. Income generated by the fee-based service enables JABA to provide charitable care to those who cannot pay for the services they need.

Alcoholism/Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous - Jefferson District Intergroup
Narcotics Anonymous - Piedmont Area Service Committee


Alzheimers' Association -- Charlottesville-Piedmont Chapter

American Red Cross -- Central Virginia Chapter


Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic


Breast Health Coalition of the Blue Ridge

Child and Family

Children, Youth & Family Services - A 22-member planning and advisory body to the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle. Citizen, community agency, local government, education, and university leaders work to improve outcomes for local children and families.


Charlottesville Free Clinic


Diabetes Community Network


Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Jefferson Area Disability Services Board


Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

Health Agencies

Health and Human Services Resource Directory for Central Virginia
Northwestern Virginia Health Systems Agency

Hospice Care

Hospice of the Piedmont

Mental Health

The Arc of the Piedmont
Authentic Living
Charlottesville - Albemarle Mental Health Association
NAMI - Blue Ridge Family Alliance - A local affiliate of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), a grass-roots organization for families and friends of persons who are suffering from severe and chronic mental illness.
On Our Own -- Drop-in Center
Region Ten

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society -- Blue Ridge Chapter

National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias


Overeaters Anonymous - Charlottesville Area Intergroup

Red Cross

Central Virginia Chapter
Mid-Atlantic Regional Blood Services

Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville

Rural and Migrant Health

Charlottesville Migrant Outreach Project - (923-0106) The project targets the health needs of migrant farm workers primarily through improved access to health care and health education. The Charlottesville Migrant Outreach Project is looking for volunteers who speak both Spanish and English and have a desire to work with the Hispanic/Latino community.
Nelson County Rural Health Outreach Program

Sexual Health

Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Services
Charlottesville Pregnancy CenterCharlottesville Sexual Health & Wellness Clinic

The United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area - offers the Insurance for Children and Family Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) programs as well as the Information and Referral Center, a large listing of resources of services available to minorities and other residents in the TJA.

Women's Health

Women's Health Virginia

Commonwealth of Virginia

Hispanic Committee of Virginia
National Organization for the Advancement of Hispanics
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Transplant Council
Virginia Health Network Access (VHAN)
Virginia Rural Health Association

Additional Resources

GraciasDoctor.com - provider of multimedia health care information in Spanish and Portuguese for doctors, patients and media companies.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

AHRQ Minority Health Page

CDC Office of Minority Health
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
HHS Healthfinder Espanol
HHS Office of Minority Health Resouce Center

Closing the Gap -national campaign to bring the best health
information to African American communities and help African American consumers take charge of their health

HRSA Office of Minority Health
Indian Health Service
National Center for Cultural Competence - Georgetown University
National Center for Farmworker Health
National Rural Health Association
NIH - National Institute on Aging - Information for Hispanic Seniors available in Spanish
NIH - Office of Minority Health Research
SAMHSA Culture, Race, Ethnicity Homepage
Virginia Department of Health