The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (known as “FAMIS” in Virginia) provides medical and dental coverage to more than 113,000 children and 1,300 pregnant women in Virginia whose families earn up to 200% FPL (or $47,700 for a family of four) – just over the Medicaid income limit of 143% FPL. Smiles for Children provides…

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Registration for the 2014 Virginia Oral Health Summit is now open!  The focus of this year's Summit is “Caring for the Whole Person: Oral Health in Patient-Centered Care.”  Summit speakers will explore how medical and dental providers can work together to deliver comprehensive health care for their patients that includes oral health.  This event is…

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Poor oral health is linked to diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, heart disease, childhood illnesses, even lost school and work hours — yet oral health can be an isolated, and often too neglected, part of health care.  The Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) seeks medical and dental providers to join a Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) to…

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A recording of the webinar “Dental Benefits Improve Health and Save Money,” as well as the slide presentations, are now available online at http://myvbch.org/events/dental_benefit/.  This webinar was originally presented on Tuesday, August 5 in partnership with the Virginia Business Coalition on Health, and is intended for employers and business leaders who wish to improve employee wellness…

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Health care providers are well-aware that poor oral health is linked to diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, heart disease, childhood illnesses, even lost school and work hours — yet, oral health is an isolated, and often too neglected, part of health care.  The Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) seeks to support clinicians who wish to deepen…

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