Our Mission

To prevent premature death and disability resulting from strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure due to hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia among the uninsured and under insured.

AT a glance

  • Nonprofit 501(C) 3

  • Established in 1983

  • Serves individuals who have or are at high risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes

  • 12 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioner, three nurses, medication assistance coordinator, education coordinator and executive director

  • Volunteer Board of Directors

  • Serves over 2,000 different patients and program participants annually

  • Located adjacent to VCU's Monroe Park campus

  • Research site

  • Referrals to and from area hospitals


Director of Operations: Melanie Barthlow, MPH

Clinic Coordinator: Pamela Moore-Barr

Medication Assistance Coordinator and Volunteer & Internship Coordinator: Yen Dao

We rise by lifting others.
— Robert Ingersoll