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Conexus Partners with Friends of Barnabas

Conexus was approached in the Fall of 2016 by Friends of Barnabas (FOB), a local non-profit with a mission to improve the lives of impoverished children in Honduras by providing high quality sustainable medical care and enabling communities to become self-sufficient through community health training and education. After months of planning and coordination, Conexus President […]

Conexus Attends John Randolph Foundation Awards Ceremony

John Randolph Foundation awarded its latest grants on Thursday, July 20th in front of a crowd of 125 partners, donors, and grant recipients. Responsive grants totaling $403,369 from the Foundation’s Mission Fund were awarded to 17 nonprofits.  Conexus was proud to be among one of the 17 recipients. Robin Mead accepted the award on behalf of Conexus.  […]

Where is Conexus Headed?

​On the evening of June 16th, Governor and Mrs. Jim Gilmore graciously opened their home to community leaders who were interested in learning more about how improving vision outcomes for our students will impact education.  Patricia Cornwell joined the event as a special guest and shared her passionate comments about the work of Conexus and […]

Conexus Golf Classic – A huge success, rain or shine!

​The 2017 Conexus Golf Classic opened as one of the wettest in the event’s history, but thankfully concluded with sunshine, smiles, and another successful day, netting over $106,000 in support of the Conexus mission! Hermitage Country Club was yet again an amazing host to the event.  The recent renovations to the clubhouse entrance, tournament staging area […]

Patricia Cornwell Visits Conexus

World renowned, best-selling author Patricia Cornwell visited the Conexus Headquarters today to learn more about how our programs are working to improve educational outcomes for students. Patricia, a long-time friend of Conexus Board Chair, Roxane Gilmore, spent time with the Conexus staff to learn more about our comprehensive children’s vision program, VisioCheck, and how prevalent vision […]

Conexus Attends Mobile Health Clinic Association Mid-Atlantic Coalition Meeting

Yesterday, Conexus staff participated in the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Coalition meeting hosted by Bon Secours at the Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA. MHCA Mid-Atlantic is the local coalition of the national association of organizations focused on meeting a variety of healthcare needs in the unique mobile clinic setting and includes groups from Virginia, Maryland, and […]

HB1408 Becomes Law

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB1408 into law!  HB1408 paves the way for schools to use outside resources at their choosing to improve vision outcomes for their students.  As Conexus works to elevate vision as a health priority, this bill offers permissive language for schools to be proactive in advancing vision outcomes in an effort […]

HB1408 Update

On February 20, HB1408 passed the Senate on a 38-2 vote and was returned back to the House for a vote on the Senate amendments.  Today, the Senate-amended HB1408 passed the House on a 98-0 vote! Virginia has taken the first step toward improving vision outcomes for students and working to eliminate undetected and untreated vision […]

HB1408 Proposes Updates to VA Code

§ 22.1-273 of the Code of Virginia requires school based vision screenings for students in K, 3rd, 7th, and 10th grades.  The Code was first introduced in 1950 and, with only some minor changes in 1980, has had no substantial updates.​HB1408 seeks to update protocols for school based vision screenings and provide school divisions with […]

Students See a Whole New World

On January 19th, Conexus delivered 20 pairs of glasses to students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary in Chesterfield County.  Elizabeth Scott was one of 16 Title I Chesterfield County Elementary schools selected to participate in Conexus programming in conjunction with a study performed by VCU.  Students at Elizabeth Scott Elementary had their vision screened through Conexus’ […]