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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.
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
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.
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
Governor McAuliffe Announces Children’s Cabinet Annual Report at Stakeholder Forum
Governor McAuliffe today released the Children’s Cabinet annual report during his visit to the group’s inaugural stakeholder forum. The Governor was joined by members of the Children’s Cabinet, as well as 130 stakeholders, organizational leaders,
Governor McAuliffe Announces $13 Million in National Service Program Funding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $13 million in FY-17 funding for Virginia through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support more than 5,700 people of all ages and backgrounds as they help to meet local
Governor McAuliffe Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined Dr. Rosa Atkins, the Superintendent of Charlottesville Public Schools; Dr. Karen Rheuban, a Pediatric Cardiologist at University of Virginia and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Deborah
Virginia Awarded $900,000 to Expand Wellness Program
Governor McAuliffe today announced Virginia’s wellness program that helps older Virginians with chronic diseases has won a $900,000 grant to expand across the Commonwealth and include individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 10.5 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth declined 10.5 percent in 2016 versus 2015, with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period. In addition, more than $14.7 million was recently
Virginia’s State Laboratory to Begin Testing Mosquitoes for Zika Virus
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Department of General Services’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) will begin testing mosquitoes in targeted areas across Virginia for Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that poses
Governor McAuliffe Announces $275,000 in Grants for Early Intervention and Education of Children with Disabilities
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced two federal grants that will improve services, supports and information availability for early intervention and education of children with disabilities. The grants are awarded through the Virginia Board for
Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Exempting Direct Primary Care Agreements from Health Insurance Laws and Regulations
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 685, which would have excluded direct primary care agreements from health insurance laws and regulations.
Governor McAuliffe Urges Residents to Prepare for Arrival of Mosquito Season and Zika Virus
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that as mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for citizens across the Commonwealth to learn about and take the necessary precautions against Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that poses
Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Restricting Access to Health Care
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 1090, which would restrict access to health care services.
Governor McAuliffe Unveils New Child Care Website
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a new website to provide more information for parents and providers about child care licensing rules.
Governor McAuliffe Creates Task Force to Address Zika Virus
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of a statewide task force to guide preparedness initiatives related to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness. Led by the Virginia Department of Health, the group will be responsible for
Governor McAuliffe Announces Strong Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that nearly 421,900 Virginians have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace, exceeding expectations that enrollment would reach 400,000 this year in the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Historic Marketing and Collaboration Mission to Cuba
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will lead a historic marketing and collaboration mission mission to Cuba from January 3-6, 2016.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $3 Million in Grants to Expand No Wrong Door Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to help ease difficulties older adults and people with disabilities may face when they seek support services from state agencies, health
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today.

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