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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 $1.8 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care

Richmond, Virginia, June 29, 2021 The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants, totaling more than $1.8 million to 19 organizations throughout Virginia. These grants will increase access to medical, dental, and behavioral health care services for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians, and help eligible uninsured Virginians obtain state-sponsored health insurance. Grantees and projects […]

Roanoke Times Op-ed by Deborah D. Oswalt

We don’t have enough mental health professionals.