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Involuntary commitment bills aim to reform Virginia's behavioral health processes

Nicole Pasia | Jun 8, 2021 | Virginia

Members of the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century weighed in on bills concerning involuntary commitment into state hospitals on Monday. The committee discussed two bills, taking the thoughts of stakeholders and public comment into account.     First up, members discussed...[ Read More ]

Where health care stands at the Virginia primaries

Nicole Pasia | Jun 3, 2021 | Virginia

As Virginia gears up for its primary elections on June 8, several candidates have health care reform lined up in their agendas. Ballots for attorney general, governor, and lieutenant governor consist fully of Democrat candidates, while district seats in the House of Delegates are up for contest across both parties....[ Read More ]

Virginia launches statewide health equity dashboards

Michael Goldberg | May 21, 2021 | Virginia

This week, Virginia governor Ralph Northam unveiled new public statewide health equity dashboards, measuring the state's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and increasing the accessibility of data.     The two dashboards are called Equity in Action and Equity at a Glance.  They were created by the Virginia Health Equity Leadership Taskforce...[ Read More ]

5 Things Virginia: Update from DMAS, Federal health agenda, Behavioral health

| May 13, 2021 | Virginia

If you were not one of the almost 300 folks with us at State of Reform two weeks ago, you can see some of the highlights from the event for a sense of what you missed. There was quite a bit of news made in both breakout sessions and the keynotes. Some...[ Read More ]

Managing mental health and substance abuse through COVID-19

Nicole Pasia | May 12, 2021 | Virginia

At the Virginia State of Reform Health Policy Conference, behavioral health professionals and state legislators discussed the effects of COVID-19 on mental health and substance abuse, and how the state can better provide care services coming out of the pandemic.  The conversation featured Del. Rod Willett, member of the House...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2021 Virginia State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Michael Goldberg | May 11, 2021 | Virginia

Two weeks ago, State of Reform hosted our 2021 Virginia State of Reform Health Policy Conference, bringing together speakers, thought leaders and market actors in a multi-silo conversation built specifically for the digital space.     In this unique period of time, we sought to bridge the gap between health...[ Read More ]

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