As a Remote Area Medical (RAM) corporate sponsor, we support free, high-quality health care for those living in some of Virginia’s most isolated regions, where access to health care is limited. Through this sponsorship, we have helped RAM serve 4,521 patients with free medical, dental and vision care at approximately 10 local clinics. By partnering with organizations like RAM, we’re able to give people access to health care who would otherwise not be able to afford or receive the care they need.Learn more about Virginia Premier’s support of the RAM clinic >
Our support doesn’t stop there. Since January 2018, Virginia Premier has supported the Health Brigade’s Food Farmacy program by providing funding, transportation and health education to serve their patients. This 12-week program alternates nutrition and cooking classes with health coaching sessions. This partnership also adds a benefit for Virginia Premier members by offering them five slots in each class. The program has helped people take control of their diabetes through a healthy diet and good medical care.
Apart from financial support, we also promote health and wellness through volunteer opportunities. Our employees have volunteered time, money and supplies to 12 different events and organizations across the commonwealth. These opportunities include walks, fundraising lunches and food and supply drives for various non-profits. Learn more about Virginia Premier in the community >
One such volunteer partnership involved the Boys & Girls Club. Virginia Premier employees stuffed stockings with items such as hats, socks, gloves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and coloring books for 250 children in central Virginia. Virginia Premier also helped the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond’s reach their goal of collecting 500 stockings for kids in need during the holidays.
Over the past three years, more than 100 Virginia Premier employees have volunteered at the Special Olympics of Virginia’s Summer Games. This event yields the highest participation rate of employees, primarily because of the interactions with the athletes. Our employees help the athletes get to their events, cheer them on, and hand out medals.
To further address the social determinants of health for our members, we began a long-term partnership with Shalom Farms, located just outside of Richmond.
Employees attended “A Day at the Farm,” offering their time to volunteer and learn about food insecurity. By supporting the program, we are bringing awareness for members and our employees to support food deserts across central Virginia. Over 300 employees are expected to assist Shalom Farms in providing our members and communities access to healthy food.