Archives: ‘Health’

How To Survive Holiday Stress

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Health]

The holiday season means family, friends and fun, but stress can be an unwelcome guest. It is no surprise. The holiday rush seems to start earlier every year and you face a long list of demands – shopping, tight budgets, parties, and cleaning to name just a few.

Neighborhood Health Celebrates 20 Years Of Partnerships Serving The Community

December 15th, 2017 | [From: Health, Non-Profits, Other News]

On Dec. 7 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, the local non-profit community health center Neighborhood Health was joined by 300 community partners, current and previous board members, donors, and supporters to celebrate its 20th anniversary of service to the community.

Kaine Joins Bipartisan Bill To Protect Children From Lead Exposure

December 15th, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Health]

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is co-sponsoring the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure

All-Payer Claims Database Now Includes Medicare Data

December 13th, 2017 | [From: Health]

VHHA-supported APCD database now includes information from federal health insurance plans, commercial health insurers, health care subscription plans to aid data-driven research to improve health care analyses.

Warner, Kaine Statement On Potential Loss Of CHIP Coverage For Virginia Families

December 12th, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Health]

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday released a statement after the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services announced they will begin to notify families today who have one or more family members enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they will lose coverage on Jan. 31 if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid And Mental Health Budget Actions

December 11th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Health]

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.

Free Dental Services For Students Expanded Through WOW Plus

December 11th, 2017 | [From: Health, Schools, Top Stories]

ACPS is committed to ensuring that our children are healthy and ready to learn. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Wellness on Wheels Bus program to WOW Plus.

Coping With Holiday Stress

December 1st, 2017 | [From: Health, Holiday Happenings]

Holidays may be stressful due to anxieties about safety and what the future may bring. Some may be facing the holidays without family, friends or co-workers.

AG Herring Files Court Brief Protecting Women’s Access To Contraception Coverage

November 28th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Health]

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back a requirement under the Affordable Care Act for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. 

New Report Reveals Northern Virginia’s Uneven Opportunity Landscape

November 28th, 2017 | [From: Health, Top Stories]

When it comes to providing opportunities for social and economic mobility, Northern Virginia is a region of stark contrasts, with communities of great affluence virtually adjacent to highly disadvantaged neighborhoods where residents struggle to get ahead. A new study found 15 “islands of disadvantage” where people face multiple, serious challenges, interspersed among the region’s wealthy communities.