Resources for Providers

VHCF is committed to helping providers access the tools and information they need to successfully meet the needs of Virginia’s uninsured and medically underserved.

This website offers specialized resource sections for:

In addition, the resources listed below will be of help to health safety net providers throughout Virginia.

Free Clinics and Medicaid — Tools and Resources offers Virginia’s Free Clinics information relating to changes brought about through health reform and the possibility of eventual expansion of Medicaid in Virginia. Materials address a wide range of need-to-know issues specifically targeted toward the Commonwealth’s safety net providers.

2-1-1 VIRGINIA 2-1-1 VIRGINIA connects people with free information on available community services. Dial 2-1-1 and a trained professional will listen to your situation and suggest sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Comprehensive info on Medicare & Medicaid services and eligibility.

Good and Cheap: In addition to getting them access to medical and dental care, families can help their children get and stay healthy by offering nutritious foods. While most know that healthy eating is important for good health, it can be challenging for individuals on a tight budget. The new cookbook “Good and Cheap,” provides delicious, real food recipes targeted at individuals relying on SNAP assistance (food stamps), and living on just $4 a day. The cookbook is available for free online (click here to upload the PDF of the cookbook), and also is available in print for those without access to a computer. Non-profits can click here to apply for free copies of the cookbook, or to order discounted copies in bulk for $4 each.

Immigrants and Health Care Coverage The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured shares some recent resources on the health coverage of America’s immigrants.

Insure Kids Now! Insure Kids Now! is a national campaign to link the nation’s 10 million uninsured children–from birth to age 18–to free and low-cost health insurance. The web site links to each state’s insurance programs for children.

Kaiser Family Foundation The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

Medicaid Detailed information about Medicaid benefits for Virginians.

  • Medicaid At A Glance Detailed information about Medicaid from the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

Virginia Easy Access Virginia Easy Access provides information for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers who support them.

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program Individual insurance counseling assistance is available to Virginia seniors through the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). VICAP counselors at your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) can help you resolve claims or billing problems. They can also assist you with filing for benefits, and sorting through complicated statements and notices. Trained VICAP counselors in communities across the state provide confidential assistance to individuals in their area free of charge.

Virginia Rural Health Resource Center VRHRC provides technical assistance, facilitates rural health research and collaborates with various public and private organizations to identify and address rural health issues in the Commonwealth, thus ensuring access to quality health care for all rural Virginians.

IN DEPTH RESEARCH

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Families USA Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Filling an Urgent Need: Improving Children’s Access to Dental Care in Medicaid and SCHIP This comprehensive report from the Kaiser Family Foundation identifies a wide assortment of effective actions that states can take related to each of several key dimensions of children’s access to oral health care in Medicaid and SCHIP. In addition, the report articulates larger, systemic barriers to access and care that must ultimately be tackled, and considers how Medicaid and SCHIP might contribute.

A Guide to Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses A guide to health insurance options for small businesses in Virginia.

Health Insurance and Access to Health Care – The Evidence In this narrated slide tutorial, Cathy Hoffman, ScD, MN, senior researcher of the Foundation’s Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, reviews the body of evidence on the health consequences of being uninsured. She discusses the impact of health insurance on the use of and access to health care, such as primary and preventive care, as well as the treatment for and survival of cancer and heart attacks.

Health Wins believes knowledge is power when it comes to getting health coverage, and focuses on small employers in Virginia.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid’s role and coverage of the uninsured. The Commission’s work is conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation staff under the guidance of a bipartisan group of national leaders and experts in health care and public policy.