Hospitals and Clinics

In 2017, resolve to make better health a top priority

At the start of this new year, the Williamsburg Health Foundation wants to issue a challenge: As you make your New Year's resolutions, consider working to improve not only your own health but also the health of the entire community. When your neighbors have opportunities to be healthy, everyone benefits.

Access to health care is one of the most significant social determinants of health – without it, staying healthy becomes much more difficult. To put it bluntly, without the ability to get health care, people get sicker and die sooner. Serious health problems go undetected and disease diagnoses come too late. Even when patients do get diagnosed, they are unlikely to stick to...