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  • The 48th Annual Salem Distance Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8:00 A.M. at Salem Red Sox BallparkFor more information about the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk click here.


  • Scholarship Applications

Thank you for your interest in our health career scholarships. The application website is now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year. Check back for updates in January 2023.

  • The Book & Author Event has been cancelled for 2022.


"To encourage, support, and promote healthcare education in the Southwest Virginia Region."

About Health Focus


Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, established in 1964, is a health-centered foundation focused on providing:

  • Health Career Scholarships

  • Medical Education Programs

  • A Medical Artifact Repository


We rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers to accomplish our mission.  Please consider donating now.

Health Career Scholarships


At Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, we believe that education costs should not keep you from your dream of becoming a doctor, nurse, dental hygienist, or any health career in between.  Congratulations to the 2021-2022 academic year recipients!

For more information, visit our scholarship page.

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