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VaNews for Dutch Hillenburg

Funding sought for Medicaid 'waivers,' medication-assisted treatment for addicts

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times

The list of needs Prince William social services agencies shared with two state senators Friday is long but focuses mostly on one thing: the need for more money. Members of the county’s appointed Community Services Board told state Sens. Jeremy McPike, D-29th, and George Barker, D-39th, the county needs more funding for “Medicaid waivers” and medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse, as well as supportive housing, mental health counseling and workforce services for the intellectually disabled.

VaNews December 21, 2018

Program linking military medics with civilian job opportunities becomes permanent

By ALANA DAVITT, Inside Business

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on June 25 making the Virginia's Military Medics and Corpsmen program permanent. The program was previously a pilot initiative administered by the Department of Veterans Services. It provides training and assistance to former military medics and corpsman in obtaining credentials and jobs in the civilian health care system. Northam ceremonially signed the bill in Norfolk at the Veterans Employment Center.

VaNews June 29, 2018