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Community Inclusion and Health Equity

Working to improve health equity across Hampton Roads by facilitating community engagement and feedback at EVMS.

Our History

Launched in 2020 as part of EVMS’ Advancing Health Equity and Inclusion for Community and Academic Impact Strategic Plan, CIHE works collaboratively across EVMS departments and with local community members.

We aim to expand institution-wide community engagement efforts; develop and expand infrastructure; develop and provide training and technical assistance to EVMS faculty, staff and students; and develop and research new methods to engage and serve under-resourced communities in Southeastern Virginia.

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Our Mission

To engage and amplify community voices in research, clinical care, education and administration at EVMS with the goal of improving health equity in Hampton Roads.

Read our 2023 impact report