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Posts by Samantha Dorr

CHIP Funding Still in Limbo

Congress has not renewed federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as FAMIS and FAMIS MOMS in Virginia. If Congress does not renew CHIP funding prior to January 31, 2018, the state will end the program and thousands of children and pregnant women in Virginia will lose affordable medical, dental, and mental health coverage. The…

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Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhood

Date:  Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Location:  New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA  REGISTER View the event flyer Description “Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhood” will explore the role of oral health in a healthy pregnancy and during infancy and early childhood, as well as techniques to improve access…

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New Online Resource Reinforces Integrated Care

Integrating oral health into all aspects of health care can expand access to oral health services, enhance comprehensive health care, and improve patient wellness.  Health providers from multiple disciplines can deliver oral health services, education and referrals in most care settings, and dental providers can offer similar clinical services.  In many instances, these services are…

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Kids’ Coverage Matters

Did you know over 100,000 children in Virginia are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)?  FAMIS provides affordable health, dental and mental health coverage to children and pregnant women living in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford private insurance.   FAMIS…

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