Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority

The purpose of the VHWDA is to facilitate the development of a statewide health professions pipeline that identifies, educates, recruits and retains a diverse, geographically distributed and culturally competent quality workforce for all Virginians.

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Discover Virginia’s Capital Region and AHEC Richmond Metro and surrounding areas

Richmond Metro and surrounding areas - Includes: Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond City

Includes: Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond City

Healthcare Workforce in the Capital Region

The Capital region, including Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and Richmond City, is home to hospitals, health systems, Community Health Centers (CHC), community colleges and universities that offer health professions career studies, internships, training and job opportunities.

Capital Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Health care workers are in short supply in several urban and rural communities throughout the Captial AHEC region, despite growing demand for their services. To help these underserved communities attract and produce more health care professionals, the Capital AHEC engages in a wide array of education-based activities with the following goals:

Health Career Programs: Develop health careers recruitment programs for Virginia's students, especially under-represented and disadvantaged students.

  • Health Career Pipeline Programs: In partnership with Virginia Tech Carilion, Capital AHEC promotes summer health career camps for 153 students grades 10-12.

Student and Resident Training: Support the community-based training of primary care health professions students, residents, and other health professions students in Virginia's underserved communities.

  • CD-based Preceptor Support Training for Pharmacy Preceptors: Delivered to more than 500 preceptors throughout the Commonwealth.

Practice Support Services: Provide educational and practice support systems for the Commonwealth's primary care providers.

  • A common wealth of public health information. Resources for Virginia's public health and primary care workforce.
  • Web Based Pediatric Ground Rounds: 77 physicians in 2012

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Collaborate with health, education, and human services organizations to achieve the shared goal of improved health and disease prevention for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Gerontology Community Health Worker Program (Summer 2013)
  • Child Behavioral Health Conference (2012) serving 75 participants including physicians, nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists and health professions students.

Capital AHEC

Live, Work and Play in the Capital Region

National Battlefield Park
Pocahontas State Park
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
The Valentine Richmond History Center
James River Park
Historic Tredegar Iron Works
Kings Dominion
Gray Haven Winery
James River Cellars

Counties and Cities in the Capital Region

The Capital region includes Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond City.

District Health Organizations and Hospitals

Bon Secours Health System
Chesterfield Health Department
Chesterfield Health District
Chippenham Hospital
Colonial Heights Health Department
Henrico County Health Department
Johnston-Willis Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Powhatan Health Department
Retreat Hospital
Richmond City Health District

Community Health Centers (CHC)

Broad Street Center
107 S. 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 615-4923 x231

Daily Planet Healthcare for the Homeless Program
517 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 615-4923 x231

Glenwood Medical Center
2711 Byron Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 525-1818

Greater Richmond Central Intake
1400 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 783-2505

Main Street Primary Care
2025 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 591-2890

Northside Medical Center
2809 North Avenue
Suite 206
Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: (804) 525-1800

Saint Joseph's Villa Clinic
8000 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
Phone: (804) 783-2505

South Side Medical Center
101 Cowardin Avenue
Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 780-0840

The Healing Place
700 Dinwiddie Avenue
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 783-2505 x231

The Marshall Center
4303 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 615-4923 x231

Vernon J. Harris East End CHC
719 N 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 780-0840

Vernon J. Harris Medical Center
2601 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 780-0840

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