NORFOLK, Va. –  Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is partnering with Unite Us, the enterprise technology company providing the digital infrastructure to power integrated health and social care ecosystems to expand the transformative coordinated care network known as Unite Virginia.

This collaboration strengthens a commitment to create healthier communities and improve the quality of life for Virginians most in need. The Unite Us Platform creates a single space where CHKD can connect patients to local health, human, and community-based organizations to address whole-person care across sectors. 

Research has shown that social determinants of health – the conditions in which people live, work, and learn – have a significant and lasting impact on health outcomes that cannot be addressed by access to health care alone. Together, CHKD and Unite Us will elevate social care to the same level as health care to improve whole-person care across the state. It is important that community organizations partner together to address these aspects of family health. We seek to foster equitable health in our community and address health disparities magnified by the impact of COVID-19 on underserved populations.

“We are extremely happy to partner with Unite Us to provide critical resources to our underserved children and their families,” said Jim Dahling, president and CEO of CHKD. “This partnership will allow us to further support our long-time mission to improve the health of our neighbors in need. Providing these resources as early as possible in children’s lives improves their chances for success.”

Unite Virginia is built in partnership with the Office of the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Virginia Department of Health, Optima Health, Partnering for a Healthy Virginia, Kaiser Permanente, Virginia Mental Health Access Program, Virginia Department of Social Services, and Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.

“The collective goal of our partnership with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is to effectively increase equitable access to care for Virginia residents regardless of circumstance. Together, these much-needed resources and services will redefine the quality, impact, and intersection of whole-person care across this community,” said Jacqueline Hale, Virginia State Director, Unite Us.

The Unite Us footprint in Virginia began in 2016 in partnership with the United Way of South Hampton Roads.


CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. In 2019, CHKD broke ground on a 60-bed, 14-story mental health hospital and outpatient center on its campus to address the mental health crisis facing our youth. The new tower being built on CHKD’s campus in Norfolk is scheduled to open in 2022. Learn more at