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Virginia News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 18, 2024 - Highlights a new mobile unit offering cancer screening services in rural Virginia. The service is expected to reduce wait times and increase access to care for communities with persistent health disparities.
Source: VCU Health News
Jun 26, 2024 - Outlines the challenges faced by an elderly couple in Danville, VA as they explore options for long-term care. Notes a shortage of options for older adults in many rural communities beyond nursing homes, living with a family member, or aging in place. Highlights the role of Area Agencies on Aging in helping older adults navigate local resources.
Source: Cardinal News
Jun 20, 2024 - Highlights proposed legislation in Virginia and nationally to recruit obstetric and gynecology physicians and increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for labor and delivery services.
Source: Virginia Mercury
Jun 11, 2024 - Announces a new consortium of 7 academic institutions that will work to address healthcare workforce shortages, economic development, and regional prosperity for 235 counties in 6 states making up central Appalachia. The consortium will create formal relationships between the universities, conduct needs assessments for healthcare workforce, conduct research, and develop an implementation plan.

Last Updated: 7/19/2024