Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation

RAMA Community Initiatives

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.
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.

The RAMA Philanthropic Committee annually evaluates community health scholarship opportunities for award.  The following scholarships have been selected as 2019 philanthropic beneficiaries: (4) Nursing 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 (1) medical school, the VCU School of Medicine Scholarship Fund.


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.



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.