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VHHA Earns Prestigious National Health Care Quality Award From American Hospital Association And Health Research & Education Trust

July 27, 2018

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has been named the recipient of the “2018 HRET HIIN Quality Award” presented by the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Education Trust.

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Estimated Increases In 2019 Premiums By Congressional District Due To ACA Sabotage

July 26, 2018

The Center for American Progress released a new analysis on July 24, detailing how much more consumers in each congressional district will pay for health insurance next year as a result of the Trump administration and Congress’ sabotage of the health care system.

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Governor Northam Announces Grant To Enhance Virginia’s Brain Injury Services

July 25, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced a three-year, $900,000 federal grant awarded to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to enhance access to services and supports for Virginians with traumatic brain injury.

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S.A.F.E Project US Joins Community Partners For City Of Alexandria “Take Back Day”

July 25, 2018

S.A.F.E. Project US Co-Founders Admiral Sandy and Mary Winnefeld, Alexandria City Mayor Allison Silberberg,  Alexandria City Council members,  community leaders and members participate in  Take Back Day.​

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Warner, Kaine Join Resolution Authorizing Senate Counsel To Defend Protections For Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions

July 20, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) yesterday joined their Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution that would authorize Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit, on behalf of the U.S. Senate, to defend protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including 1.3 million Virginians.

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ACPS/GW Health Sciences Program Gets Endorsement As Governor’s Academy

July 17, 2018

The newly established Health Sciences Academy at T.C. Williams High School has been endorsed by the state as a fully-fledged Governor’s Academy for the 2018-19 school year.

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Alexandria Continues Progress With Comprehensive Community-Driven Health Assessment; Second Community Meeting On July 26

July 16, 2018

The Alexandria Health Department is continuing to facilitate a community-driven effort to develop a complete picture of health in Alexandria.  Residents are invited to make community health a priority by attending the second Community Health Meeting on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St.

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SAPCA Receives Funds To Reduce Underage And High-Risk Drinking

July 12, 2018

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria was awarded $7,996 through an 11-month education and prevention grant from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. SAPCA is one of 15 grantees named across the state of Virginia that received funding to reduce underage and high-risk drinking in schools and neighborhoods.

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AG Herring Sues Purdue Pharma For Lies That Helped Create And Prolong Opioid Crisis

June 29, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring filed a lawsuit accusing Purdue Pharma of profiting from an opioid crisis that it helped create and prolong through a decades-long campaign of lies and misrepresentations in violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

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National School Lunch/School Breakfast Program

June 29, 2018

Children need healthy meals to learn. Alexandria City Public Schools offers healthy breakfasts every school day at no charge to child(ren) for Provision 2 schools.

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