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Blog Category: Children’s Mental Health

Medicaid is an important lifeline for kids and families in rural Virginia

Medicaid provides an important lifeline in Virginia, especially for children and families in our small towns and rural communities. It helps deliver critical access to health coverage, while protecting families…

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What could a state-level effort addressing childhood trauma look like in Virginia?

Local and regional Trauma Informed Community Networks (TICNs) across Virginia are bringing partners together from local government, schools, and services providers to transform their approaches to working with children who…

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Social Media Days of Action March 15th-18th- #KeepKidsCoveredVA

Help us amplify the message that we must preserve health insurance coverage for the 95% of Virginia children that have it today. We ask you to take part in a…

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Race, Place, and Poverty Presentation for Greater Richmond

Last month, Beth, our KIDS COUNT Director, presented to the United Methodist’s Richmond Region Women’s Group about race, place, and poverty in Greater Richmond. The presentation highlighted different indicators, broken…

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How the new federal health care legislation hurts kids: Medicaid cuts

This week in Congress, Republicans unveiled their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their effort, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was introduced and quickly…

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Health and Mental Health in the 2017 Conference Report

Wednesday night, Senate and House budget negotiators released their conference budget report for floor consideration by the General Assembly Friday evening.  As previously noted, no specific line item focused on children’s health…

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No Cuts for Kids in the FY18 Budget

After learning of the budget shortfall, and discussion of some significant cuts, at the money committee retreats in the fall, we were pleased to see the House and Senate budget…

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Mental Health in the Senate and House Budget Recommendations

Children’s Mental Health and Transforming the Mental Health System While there was not a specific line item focused on children’s mental health in the budget recommendations, several of the House…

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Children and the Opioid Epidemic

Legislators from across the Commonwealth are recognizing the impact of the opioid epidemic in their communities. During the first week of Session Secretary Hazel presented on the impact of the…

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Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance For Virginia’s Kids: Part 2

A summary of this post is available in our publication “Federal Choices Threaten Health Insurance for Virginia’s Children.” For many years, Congressional Republicans have talked of changing the way Medicaid…

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