Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance

Community Initiatives

ACCESS NOW
Access Now is a community partnership initiated by the Richmond Academy of Medicine in 2008 to improve access to specialty health care for low-income, uninsured residents of the greater Richmond metropolitan area. The program connects the primary care received in a local clinic or health system with donated physician specialty care in a coordinated referral program.

 
SACKs
RAMA prepares Sexual Assault Crisis Kits containing a change of clothing and toiletries for area emergency rooms for use by victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse so that their clothing can be kept and examined by forensic nursing. These kits are in adult as well as children’s sizes depending on the need.


HEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS
The RAMA Philanthropic Committee annually evaluates community health scholarship opportunities for award.  Past recipients have been to each of the major Nursing (4) and Allied Health (1) programs in the Richmond area: Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing; J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College School of Nursing; John Tyler Community College School of 
Nursing; VCU School of Nursing and VCU School of Allied Health.  In 2017, the VCU School of Medicine Scholarship Fund was a first time recipient.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Members sign up to deliver meals to the handicapped, enfeebled, or home-bound people, including those with special dietary considerations, on the third Tuesday of each month, year round.  Participatory health projects such as Meals-on-Wheels encourage an awareness of the needs of the community through educational and service-oriented activities.


 

REMEMBER MY NAME

This is a yearly event that commemorates in a moving service, the lives of individuals in our community who have died from domestic violence.  RAMA members help by acting as hostesses and providing refreshments.