CrossOver Ministry ED Honored
The Richmond YWCA’s 2016 Outstanding Women Awards will recognize accomplishments in health care for the uninsured, middle school education for girls, immigration and foreign trade laws, and aid to survivors of sexual abuse, among other successes. Congratulations to Julie Bilodeau, Executive Director of CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, for being one of this year’s honorees!
New Position at Nova Scripts Central
Nova Scripts Central in northern Virginia is accepting resumes for their new position:
Education Outreach Coordinator
Prince William Clinic Accepting Resumes
The Prince William Area Free Unified Health Center's board of directors is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director, as well as Medical Director. ED, Linda Franklin and Dr. Rebecca Sinclair have both decided to retire. Click on links to read full job descriptions.
Medically Uninsured are Working Folk Too!
It may come as a surprise that a large proportion of the nation's uninsured are active participants in the nation's workforce ... the freshly minted college graduate waiting tables at your favorite restaurant, the woman at the antique shop who sold you the 18th century French armoire, or the man at the full service gas station who plugged the leak in your tire last week. 75% of the patients in our member clinics in Virginia have jobs!
Virginia Oral Health Coalition Accepting Resumes
The Virginia Oral Health Coalition has created a new position...Program & Engagement Manager and they are accepting resumes until January 8th.
Free Clinics Awarded Grants
Congrats to our member clinics that received grants from the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. We know that Access Now, CrossOver Healthcare Ministries, Fan Free Clinic, Center for High Blood Pressure and the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services will put the money to good use!
Grant $$ Available Through the VHCF
The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) is delighted to announce that it is making up to $1 million in grants available for Taking Aim, Improving Health. This special initiative is designed to develop or expand upon population health partnerships between local hospitals and health safety net organizations (free clinics, community health centers, and other similar organizations) in managing and improving the health of uninsured patients.
Attend a mandatory workshop on January 8, 2016 in Richmond before submitting a proposal. Register for the workshop.
Diabetes Affects Your Teeth
A new study highlights the risk and reveals that people with diabetes lose twice as many teeth as those without the condition.
Free Clinic Honored
The Free Clinic of Pulaski County received the 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award from the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce at their awards banquet.
U.S. Senate Investigates Drug Cost Increases
The Senate is looking into the skyrocketing costs of prescription medications.
There's An App for That
Consumers now have access to mobile apps that can update them on their health benefits and even comparison shop for medical services.
Keeping Cost of Insurance Down
It's almost time for open enrollment for health care insurance. There are some things to consider as you review your options and select a plan.
Virginians In Favor of Expanding Medicaid
A new poll shows that the majority of people in Virginia believe the ACA is here to stay and that we should expand Medicaid to serve the uninsured.
33 Million Still Uninsured
Health care reform has helped a lot of people in America, but there is still much work to do.
High Cost of Prescription Meds
VAFCC is an advocate for low-income patients to have access to necessary life-saving medication for many chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS. VAFCC member clinics treat more than 75,000 adult patients a year, many of whom rely on medications to continue activities of daily living, including employment. Without access to medicines, many patients would not only lose their jobs and homes, but possibly their lives. All patients deserve access to medication without regard to whether they have insurance or not. Advocates for our public health system, need to use their voices with policy makers to reduce skyrocketing prescription costs.
Virginia Hospitals & Medicaid
The hospitals across Virginia are considering their options as they deal with the fact that the state has not expanded Medicaid.
Free Clinic in Charlottesville
The new Executive Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic, Colleen Keller, discusses the continued need for free clinics in Virginia.
The Cost of Being Insured
Despite the fact that millions of people now have health insurance, many are finding that they can't afford the premiums and the cost of co-pays.