Tag: behavioral health

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Governor McAuliffe announces federal grant to create behavioral health clinics in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has been awarded a $982,400 federal grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help establish Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the state.


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Governor McAuliffe signs directive establishing Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Today Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Directive Four to establish the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, an interagency collaborative to better coordinate behavioral health and justice services.


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Governor McAuliffe announces federal approval, launch of Governor’s Access Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the launch of the Governor’s Access Plan, or GAP, which will provide vital medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 individuals who have a serious mental illness and are uninsured.


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VCU physician-researcher to help advise the nation on preventive care

Alex Krist, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and population health at VCU, today was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


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Virginia scores highest overall rating in latest health security preparedness index

The Commonwealth of Virginia received the highest overall rating among states nationwide for the 2014 National Health Security Preparedness Index.


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Mental Health Association of Augusta hosts 60th annual meeting, auction

Kathy Drumwright, Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, will address the theme Speak Up, Speak Out for Mental Health for the MHA-A’s 60th Annual Meeting and Silent Auction.


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Partnership to improve mental health

Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards formed a joint partnership to help improve the quality of and access to mental health services across the Commonwealth.


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Kaine touts grants to fund mental health services

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for awarding more than $1.7 million in grants to support behavioral and mental health services at seven locations across Virginia.


VPAS offers volunteer behavioral health training

Are you interested in helping people learn to positively manage their diabetes and make healthy behavior changes? Would you like to participate as a volunteer in a community health education program?


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Agency launches platform for management of care for disabilities

CoCENTRIX announced Monday that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (VA DBHDS) has launched the CoCENTRIX Coordinated Care Platform.


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Live Well RVA study takes aim at obesity

A new study under way at Virginia Commonwealth University is focused on tackling obesity in young adults.


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Augusta Health contributed more than $29 million to community in 2012

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has released its annual report on community benefit, Caring for our Communities, detailing the $2.6 billion in community benefit and other types of community support provided by Virginia’s tax-exempt hospitals in 2012.


Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe applauds McDonnell’s mental health initiatives

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today applauding Gov. Bob McDonnell’s announcement that he will include funding for mental health services in his upcoming budget, and that he will sign an executive order forming a Mental Health Task Force to make further recommendations for reforms.


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McDonnell announces new funding for mental health system

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced budget proposals today to expand crisis response and crisis prevention services for Virginia’s behavioral health system. The governor’s proposals would infuse $38.3 million over the biennium into critical mental health and substance-use disorder programs.