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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Receives State Support For Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders, Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

June 28, 2017

Giving new mothers and their babies the best possible start is a priority for Virginia’s health care community. The formation of the new Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative is a testament to that. The collaborative has been established to help improve pregnancy and birth outcomes by advancing evidence-based clinical best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to pregnant women and infants.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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WELL RAY is Saturday, June 24

June 23, 2017

Free Fitness Classes, Food Demos, Health & Wellness Presentations, and More! Join the Del Ray Business Association on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for WELL RAY 2017 – a celebration of health and wellness and Livin' Good in the Neighborhood. All activities take place at various locations on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Updates Quality and Patient Safety Scorecards

June 22, 2017

Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems are dedicated to delivering positive patient outcomes by providing high-quality care to all they serve. Achieving those goals requires commitment, vigilance, and self-assessment to identify opportunities for improvement. To help with that process, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association maintains Quality & Patient Safety Scorecards – an interactive, online tool that enables users

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Warner, Kaine Request Assessment Of TrumpCare’s Medicaid Cuts On Health Of Vulnerable Virginians

June 21, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) have asked Virginia health officials for a detailed assessment of the health care impacts of Medicaid cuts and per-capita Medicaid caps that are included in Republican proposals to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

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City of Alexandria Offers Community Well-Being Resources

June 20, 2017

Following the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, the City of Alexandria reminds the community of resources to help cope with uncertainty or fear.  Such tragic events—in addition to ongoing violence, political turmoil, and rapidly unfolding world events—can result in added stress, uncertainty, fear and depression.

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City Recreation Facilities Open To Resident YMCA Members

June 16, 2017

In response to the ongoing shooting investigation at Simpson Park, it is anticipated that the ballfields, playground, dog park, walking trails and YMCA will remain closed through this weekend. As a result of the extended closure of the YMCA, the City is offering complimentary use of all City recreation facilities to all active YMCA members through Sunday, June 18. 

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Carlyle District Fast Fridays And Slowdown Sundays Starts June 23

June 16, 2017

The Carlyle Community Council, the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership launches a free outdoor fitness series called Fast Friday’s and Slowdown Sunday’s to encourage individuals to get their sweat on this summer and try a new workout with notable Alexandria fitness studios Classes are open to all and will take place in John Carlyle Square Park starting on Friday, June 23 through Sunday, Aug. 27

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June 24 Well Ray Festival Celebrates “Livin’ Good In The Neighborhood”

June 14, 2017

The third annual Well Ray Festival takes place on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., showcasing the wide variety of health and wellness opportunities in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.  The event – featuring free fitness classes, health demonstrations, and exhibits – is free and open to all.

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Summer Safety In Alexandria

June 9, 2017

With the summer season just getting started, there are a lot of events throughout the community to enjoy with your family and friends.

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