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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Edition: Update to Medicaid Eligibility for Afghan Evacuees

Temporary Policy Change Makes More Afghan Evacuees Eligible for Medicaid.

DentaQuest Announces 2021 Health Equity Heroes: Champions of The Pandemic

Health leaders in 12 states awarded for expanding access to equitable care during pandemic and beyond On its inaugural Health Equity Hero Day today, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2021 Health Equity Heroes: Champions of the Pandemic. Now in its seventh year, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero […]

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards Over $1.8 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards Over $1.8 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care [Richmond, VA] – The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants totaling over $1.8 million to 16 organizations throughout Virginia to increase access to medical, dental, behavioral health, and medication assistance services for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. […]