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Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid and Mental Health Budget Actions
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Virginia Receives $596,000 in Federal Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. The two grants come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice
Governor’s Datathon to Focus on Opioid Addiction Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the 2017 Governor’s Datathon will focus on addressing the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia. The teams in this year’s competition will be composed of individuals from local and state government, higher
Virginia Receives $9.7 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis
The one-year grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts in 18 Virginia communities. The
Governor McAuliffe Statement on New Congressional Health Care Legislation
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the health care legislation Republicans in the U.S. Congress introduced last night:
Governor McAuliffe Signs Bills to Continue Fighting Opioid Epidemic
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed several bills that will help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose.
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.
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.

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