January 26, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Help Doctors Identify Potential Opioid Abuse
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Prescription Monitoring Program has been awarded a grant to help integrate use of its data in doctors’ and pharmacists’ regular work flow.
December 14, 2016
Governor Announces Agenda to Strengthen Virginia’s Mental Health System and Combat Opioid Epidemic
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his amendments to the FY-2016-18 budget will include significant investment in mental health and substance abuse treatment. The Governor also announced that he will submit legislation in the upcoming
November 21, 2016
Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.
November 01, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Website to Help Combat Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the launch of www.VaAware.com, a new website developed as an informational tool for Virginia’s fight against prescription drug and heroin abuse in Virginia. As a recommendation of the Governor’s Task Force on