At the end of 2018, Sentara Healthcare donated $535,000 to 17 health-supportive programs in Virginia and North Carolina. The programs are located in South Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, the Blue Ridge region, Northern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.

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At the end of 2018, Sentara Healthcare donated $535,000 to 17 health-supportive programs in Virginia and North Carolina. The programs are located in South Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, the Blue Ridge region, Northern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.

SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads: $20,000 for staffing and software development for VolunTier Vision, to connect high-level talent with agencies addressing pressing needs

Tide Swimming: $25,000 challenge grant to support Virginia Beach's pursuit of a Blue Zones designation for communities where people tend to live longer, better lives

• ARDX Foundation: $26,250 for development of an eight-hour education program on mental health intervention for college students and students who are single mothers

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore Inc.: $50,000 challenge grant for a refrigeration unit in an area designated as a "food desert" to support the Healthy Foods Pantry Program

• An Achievable Dream: $50,000 for operational support for two Achievable Dream schools in Virginia Beach and Newport News

• Ronald McDonald House Norfolk: $50,000 for renovation of existing communal space

PENINSULA AREA

• Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Council: $40,000 for development of a regional approach to pre-hospital care centered around regional service and referral patterns

• Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Council: $40,000 for development of a regional plan for optimal care of behavioral health emergency patients and to ensure the safety of first responders and medical personnel

• Christopher Newport University Education Foundation: $10,000 for development of targeted workforce development programs

• United Way of the Virginia Peninsula: $10,000 for transportation of uninsured patients to Gloucester and Williamsburg community clinics

BLUE RIDGE

• Charlottesville Free Clinic: $15,000 for a pharmacy assistance counselor to help patients access free and reduced-cost prescription programs

• Bay Aging: $18,750 for piloting a care transitions program to reduce hospital readmission through intensive post-acute and in-home, follow-up care

• City Schoolyard Garden: $25,000 for Charlottesville Schools' program to teach gardening skills and fresh food enjoyment to K-12 students and to use harvests in school cafeterias

• Region 10 Community Services Board: $25,000 for capital costs of The Women's Center at Moore's Creek, where women in substance abuse treatment live with their children

• Way to Go: $60,000 for Valley Transportation (VTran) to develop a three-pronged approach to connect seniors with affordable, convenient transportation options

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

• Action in Community Through Service Prince William Inc.: $50,000 challenge grant for operational support of the Hunger Prevention Center, which serves 1,000 families monthly with food, food counseling and education

NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

• Food Bank of the Albemarle: $20,000 for a pilot "Food Rx" program, targeting food insecure patients to receive supplemental healthy foods for six months after discharge from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center