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Virginia Resources

Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center - Events
Shares events hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC), including recurring question and answer sessions and annual events related to telemental health, school-based telehealth, and more.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
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Virginia Department of Health Data Commons
Tool providing opportunities to explore current data insights in Virginia regions, communities, or neighborhoods. Features the Virginia State Office of Rural Health's seven priority metrics, to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the overall health and well-being of Virginia's rural communities.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Virginia Project ECHO
Connects groups of community providers with healthcare specialists in collaborative sessions that offer case-based learning and mentorship to help them gain the expertise required to provides specialty care to patients with complex health conditions. Offers continuing medical education (CME) units and continuing nursing education units.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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READY Nonprofits
Learning track offering online training and coaching to help Appalachian nonprofits, community foundations, local governments, and Local Development Districts increase their own capacity, strengthen their organizations, and better serve their communities. Topics for instruction include board development, financial management, fundraising, recruitment and retention, marketing communications, and programs and operations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Journal of Appalachian Health
Highlights issues relating to the health and wellness of rural Appalachian communities. Features peer-reviewed, open access research on health outcomes in Appalachia.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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The Rural Health Voice
Podcast discusses various issues pertaining to rural healthcare in Virginia. Features interviews with state, local, and national leaders in rural health care.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Rural Health Association
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Virginia Health Opportunity Index
Allows the user to examine health opportunities and challenges at the census tract level, by county, or by independent city for the state of Virginia. Utilizes 13 indicators addressing the social determinants of health. These indicators are grouped into four profiles or measures focused on the natural and social environment, consumer resources, economic opportunities, and access to health services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Virginia Shortage Designation Resources
Maps and data for shortage designations in the state of Virginia. Includes maps for Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), dental health HPSAs, and primary care HPSAs. Also provides information for finding HPSAs and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) by address and locality.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Virginia Resources.


Last Updated: 5/3/2022