The Brock Institute is working to integrate community into all aspects of EVMS, whether it is in our curriculum, research projects or service and outreach. We collaborate with several area organizations to create programs focused on improving community health.

Ongoing Initiatives 

EVMS/AAMC Health Equity Inventory Enhancement Project

The Brock Institute is proud to be collaborating with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on the Health Equity Inventory (HEI) Enhancement Project. The Health Equity Inventory (HEI) is an online tool to collect information about health equity work in Eastern Virginia.

See the FAQ for more information: HEI FAQ

Community partners shared feedback on the HEI implementation process. Key areas that community partners would like the HEI to support their work include:

  • Learning about other health equity efforts in the community
  • Expanding access to health equity data
  • Streamlining mechanisms to improve health inequities

See the summary for more information: HEI Partner Planning Feedback

Brock Institute Educational Sessions

The Brock Institute invites scholars from across the nation to discuss the work that they are doing that inspires new and innovative ways to decrease health disparities and increase cultural competency.

Brock Institute Glennan Lecture

The Brock Institute Glennan Lecture series seeks to offer insights on how challenges in geriatric academic research can be addressed through various interventions and disciplines. 

Community Impact Day

Incoming medical and health professions students participate in a community service event at P.B. Young, Sr., Elementary School. Community Impact Day provides experiential learning to new EVMS students as they work alongside EVMS senior leaders to prepare the school for the new academic year.

Greater Hampton Roads Population Health Summit

The Greater Hampton Roads Population Health Summit gathers individuals from a variety of backgrounds, agencies, and organizations to address significant health issues and discuss how to help the region become a healthier community.

Mental Health & Addiction

The Brock Institute aims to cultivate Mental Health and Addiction Services in Hampton Roads through collective impacts in Clinical Care, Education and Research.

Minus 9 to 5

Minus 9 to 5 is a network of cross-sector stakeholders from education, medical, childcare, business, nonprofit, philanthropic and local and state government sectors. Together, we are committed to creating an impact on children and their families from conception to kindergarten. 

Schroeder Center-Brock Institute (SC-BI) Summer Fellowship

The Brock Institute collaborates with the Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William & Mary to promote student-faculty research related to health policy analysis and health services research. Each year, students from EVMS and William & Mary are encouraged to apply for our fellowship, which supports research activities on campus.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Trainings:

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

In partnership with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Brock Institute hosted training targeted at teaching health care providers how to treat pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder, in an effort to convene regional conversations to facilitate referral relationships and coalition building.

Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

In partnership with Bon Secours, the Brock Institute hosted a training on the SBIRT model of screening and how to utilize it in a variety of settings. Healthcare professionals in emergency rooms, primary health clinics, campus health centers, and other settings have used SBIRT to quickly assess a patients' risk of substance use problems, briefly intervene, explore motivation to change their behavior and refer patients who need more extensive treatment. 

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact us by email at or by phone at 757.446.8460.

Past Initiatives

Brock Institute-Glennan Nutrition Symposium

The Brock Institute-Glennan Nutrition Symposium focuses on providing nutrition care for patients and highlights the importance of teaching future doctors and health professionals about nutrition.