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Vital Signs Newsletter

Virginia health safety net providers, get the latest VHCF news by reading the latest issue of Vital Signs.

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards $1,482,078 in Grants to Increase Availability of Behavioral Health + Dental Care in the State

Richmond, Virginia, January 19, 2023 – The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded 15 Virginia organizations nearly $1,500,000 in grants to expand behavioral health care and medical care services throughout the state. “All of these grantees are addressing urgent and ongoing needs,” said Deborah Oswalt, VHCF’s Executive Director. “With the current mental health crisis […]

SUN Newsletter

A quarterly SignUpNow newsletter providing updates on FAMIS/Medicaid; highlights of best-practices; and notices of new resources, upcoming workshops, conferences and funding opportunities.

Grants to Increase the Mental Health Workforce Pipeline Awarded to Six Virginia Universities

** NEWS RELEASE: Grants to Increase the Mental Health Workforce Pipeline Awarded to Six Virginia Universities ———————————————————— Contact: Laura Osberger (804) 387-5191 lauraosberger@schev.edu November 10, 2022 RICHMOND — Today the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in consultation with the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), awarded Higher Education Mental Health Workforce Pilot grants […]

State Leaders Honor Behavioral Health Professionals for Addressing Critical Needs Amid Mental Health Crisis

Richmond, VA – November 9, 2022 The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) welcomed state leaders to mark its 30 years of service to uninsured and medically underserved Virginians and to honor behavioral health organizations and professionals across the Commonwealth for their expertise, success, and dedication to bring critical services to Virginians amidst a state-wide mental […]

Rx Connect e-Newsletter

Read the latest news about TPC in the Fall 2022 Rx Connect

The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants, totaling more than $1.9 million to 23 organizations throughout Virginia.

Richmond, Virginia, June 29, 2022 The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants, totaling more than $1.9 million to 23 organizations throughout Virginia. These grants will increase access to behavioral health, medical and dental services for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians, and help eligible uninsured Virginians obtain state-sponsored health insurance. Grantees and projects awarded […]

Roanoke Times Op-Ed by Deborah D. Oswalt

Click here to read to full Op-Ed by Deborah D. Oswalt: Exciting progress to reduce Virginia’s shortage of mental health professionals.

New Assessment Finds Alarming Shortage of Virginia Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals and Outlines Attainable Solutions

For Immediate Release Contact: Debbie Oswalt, Executive Director Virginia Health Care Foundation (804) 828-5804 doswalt@vhcf.org    New Assessment Finds Alarming Shortage of Virginia Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals and Outlines Attainable Solutions  [Richmond, Virginia, January 18, 2022]   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a tsunami of stressors, resulting in a mental health crisis. Behavioral health (BH) professionals […]

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards $1.1 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care

Richmond, Virginia, January 5, 2022 The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants, totaling more than $1.1 million to 14 organizations throughout Virginia. These grants will increase access to behavioral health, medical and dental services for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. Grantees and projects awarded follow: Behavioral Health Care Johnson Health Center – $100,780 […]