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Virginia’s Community Health Centers are trusted institutions in our communities and play an important role in the fight against COVID-19 by encouraging patients to take appropriate prevention and preparedness actions.

This is an ongoing situation and information is changing rapidly. The Coronavirus emergency is a reminder of the essential role Community Health Centers perform in ensuring the health and strength of our communities.

Virginia Community Healthcare Association offers this page as a resource to guide the staff at Community Health Centers to accurate sources of information. We are continually updating resources as they become available.

CDC/CMS/Federal Agencies

 

VDH

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Health Center Resource Clearinghouse

 

HHS

 

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Other Resources

 

 

Upcoming Trainings:

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence – April 27-30.  Hosted by the National Health Network on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking, the three-day conference will conference seeks to advance partnerships between the healthcare field, the anti-violence field, and affiliated social justice movements. HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health serves on the Steering Committee for this event and CEU/CMEs will be provided.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) INSPIRE Initiative Applicant Webinar – Tuesday, April 27 at 11:00 am ET.  ARC’s INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative funds community projects that lead to workforce re-entry for individuals experiencing substance abuse.  This event will provide background and assistance for applicants; registration closes at 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 23rd.  A follow-up Q&A session will take place on Tuesday, May 4 at 11:00 AM ET.

CMS Forum: Examining Structural Racism – Tuesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm ET.  The Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a forum over two days.  Guest speakers from various federal and partner agencies will discuss the impact of COVID-19 and initiatives to promote health equity.  The second half of the forum will begin on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 pm ET.  Registration, required for both sessions, is limited. 

MATRC: Answering Questions About Telehealth and Telemental Health – Friday, April 30 at 12:00 pm ET.  The Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) holds a live, two-hour event to answer questions about the basics.  The MATRC is one of 14 FORHP-Supported Telehealth Resource Centers.  This is a recurring session taking place every other Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm ET.