VHCF News

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 […]

SUN Newsletter – Special Vaccination Edition

A Special Vaccination Edition of our SUN Newsletter.

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.

Deborah Oswalt column: Conquering the Consequences of COVID-19

Health Care Perspectives Deborah Oswalt column: Conquering the Consequences of COVID-19 By Deborah Oswalt   Jan 17, 2021 By Deborah Oswalt Although Virginia ranks near the top of a variety of national indicators, it ranks poorly (37th) in access to mental health services. This was a documented concern long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Community health needs […]

VHCF Outreach Workers Help Economic Casualties of Covid-19 Obtain Medicaid Health Insurance

Outreach Workers available to help those economically impacted by COVID-19. [Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 2021] – The COVID-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of Virginians without jobs and health insurance coverage. Project Connect, a special new partnership between the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC), the Virginia Department of […]

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care

Grants support health safety net organizations throughout Virginia. [Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 2021] – The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants totaling over $1.2 million to 11 health safety net organizations throughout Virginia to increase access to medical, dental, and behavioral health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians in the midst of […]

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards Over $2.7 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care

Virginia Health Care Foundation Awards Over $2.7 Million in Grants to Increase Access to Health Care [Richmond, VA] – The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded grants totaling over $2.7 million to 53 organizations throughout Virginia to increase access to medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. Grantees […]