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    With a mission to provide a transitional residential program for adults with mental illness who are striving for independence, Gateway Homes, Inc. was recognized with The Cameron Foundation’s 2013 Cleveland A. Wright …

Petersburg community collaboration awarded coaching, funding resources with Roadmaps to Health Action Award

A strategy to engage Petersburg residents and city leaders in building a culture of health has yielded new, nationally recognized resources for the community. By working in partnership through the Petersburg Wellness Consortium and The Cameron Foundation, the City of Petersburg is one of 20 communities nationwide to receive a Roadmaps to Health Action Award. The Action Awards are designed to strengthen the capacity of communities to make effective and lasting change. This award will be used to build on Petersburg’s existing efforts to improve its health outcomes.

The Action Awards are part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. As a Roadmaps to Health Action Award community, the Petersburg Wellness Consortium and the City of Petersburg will receive a year of direct, customized support from a Roadmaps to Health community coach and be able to participate in learning network activities. The grant also provides $10,000 to accelerate the community’s work in building a culture of health.

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Duke University comes to Petersburg, delivers nonprofit management training through partnership with Cameron Foundation

Following a year of independent review of its capacity-building program, The Cameron Foundation is ushering in 2015 with a series of new initiatives aimed at enhancing its work with nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area. The first new program, specialized nonprofit management training by Duke University, was launched earlier this month and will be offered onsite at the Foundation’s facilities in Petersburg at different times throughout the year.

“Over the last eight years, The Cameron Foundation has invested approximately $10 million to build the capacity of local nonprofit organizations to be able to deliver more and better services to our community,” Cameron President J. Todd Graham noted.

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Cameron hosts regional health summit

With an eye towards advancing community health across the Southside region of Virginia, The Cameron Foundation hosted a summit on Wednesday, September 17, to engage stakeholders from health and human service organizations, local government and elected officials, the business community, faith leaders, and youth leaders. The Healthy Communities Regional Summit focused on creating cross-sector collaborations to address the multiple factors that determine the overall health of Southside Virginia. The event took place at the Community Life Center of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg.

“The research shows there are a number of health indicators that are impeding our quality of life in this region,” noted Cameron President J. Todd Graham.

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