Tag: Secretary of Health and Human Resources

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Tim Kaine statement on Marilyn Tavenner move to step down from healthcare post

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to step down.


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$2.6 million federal grant to develop new statewide healthcare model

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Virginia has been awarded a $2.6 million federal grant to develop new statewide healthcare models.


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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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University of Richmond, Commonwealth partners to research return on investment of vocational rehabilitation programs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a nearly $2.5 million federal grant to the University of Richmond and its partners to assess the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities.


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McAuliffe kicks off Virginia ObamaCare open enrollment

Gov. Terry McAuliffe kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for health insurance.


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Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse holds first meeting

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse met Wednesday to recommend steps to address a growing epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia.


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McAuliffe convenes summit on expanding healthcare access for Virginia veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe convened a Summit on Veterans Health Care Access on Monday, bringing together top leaders to work together on improving the availability of services to Virginia’s nearly 800,000 veterans.


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Virginia employers honored for championing disability employment

Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.


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McAuliffe announces Ebola travel policy

The Virginia Department of Health will actively monitor the health of travelers arriving from the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, which are battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.


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Virginia receives $9.3 million grant to help Virginians access health coverage

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting November 15.


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Federal grant to boost Virginia’s services for residents with dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.


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Kaine joins McAuliffe in announcing Virginia drug abuse task force

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force.


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McAuliffe establishes Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Virginia moves to end veteran homelessness by end of 2015

On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.


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McAuliffe announces members of the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

On August 11, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success.


McAuliffe announces Technology Award winners

The annual Governor’s Technology Awards were presented to honorees in nine categories at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3.


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McAuliffe announces creation of Children’s Cabinet and the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth.


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McAuliffe administration reviewing state Veterans Administration hospitals

Governor Terry McAuliffe has tasked Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel to with Veterans Administration hospitals across Virginia to ensure Virginia veterans and their families have access to the critical services they need to enhance their health and well being.


Cigarette smoking down among Virginia high school students

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced Friday that youth smoking rates in Virginia have plummeted to an all-time low.


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Report: Doctor shopping in Virginia on decline

Behaviors associated with doctor shopping for the illegitimate use of prescription drugs is on the decline in Virginia, according to newly released data from the Department of Health Professions’ (DHP) Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).


Governor McAuliffe announces decrease in homelessness

Governor McAuliffe announced today that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth has declined 7.9 percent in the last year, with a 10.8 percent decrease in family homelessness and 14 percent decrease in veterans homelessness.


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Gov. McAuliffe signs executive order extending mental health task force

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order #12 yesterday, which continues the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response.


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Kirk Cox: Medicaid expansion a ‘bad choice’ for Virginia

Medicaid expansion was a pressing issue last year and it’s an even more consequential issue this year. My office has received several inquiries from constituents on the status of Medicaid expansion in Virginia and where I stand on the issue.


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McAuliffe announces administration appointments

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today, including the appointment of Carlos Hopkins as Counsel to the Governor and additional appointments to the Governor’s Office and Cabinet. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.


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McDonnell announces task force on mental health services

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the membership for the newly-created Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. The membership includes leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals, and individuals receiving mental health services and their families.


Gov.-elect McAuliffe taps Bill Hazel as Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announced his appointment of Bill Hazel as Secretary of Health and Human Resources at a press conference at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond on Wednesday.