Virginia Programs and Services
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Hearing Aids for Children The Hearing Aid Loan Bank of the Virginia Department of Health has begun providing hearing aids to children for up to 6 months. Qualified children are under age 3 and have had hearing loss confirmed by an audiologist. Families must also be in the process of obtaining permanent hearing aids by other means, such as through insurance. Audiologists will provide applications. For more information, contact Lisa Powley of the Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children at (434) 924-0222.

InfantSEE, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide. Through InfantSEE, doctors of optometry provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants between 6 and 12 months of age, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost, regardless of income. The American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., have partnered to create this program in an effort to encourage infant eye and vision assessments and ensure they are accessible to everyone. To locate an InfantSEE provider near you, please call 1-888-396-3937 or click here to visit their website.

New Project RADAR curriculum for healthcare providers on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has been approved for continuing medical education credits and is now available online at www.vcu-cme.org. This course, designed to assist healthcare providers in effectively identifying, assessing, and managing patients experiencing IPV, has been designated by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education for up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for physicians. Non-physicians may earn a Certificate of Participation which will indicate the number of hours spent in the activity. For more information, please contact Laurie Crawford at laurie.crawford@vdh.virginia.gov or 804-864-7705.

Strengthening Families Program in Charlottesville is a family-focused prevention program that provides support for families with children of ages 6-11. Parents and children participate together in this 14-week family skills training program. Parents learn ways to manage stress and learn about child development. Children learn social and communication skills and peer resistance skills. Spanish language manuals are available. The program is offered free of charge. If interested in participating, contact Monica Maughlin, Program Coordinator, at 434-972-1870 or monicam@regionten.org.

UVA Club Red Clinic is designed for women with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, those at risk for heart disease, or those who want to know their risk for heart disease. Women are seen in traditional, individual visits or shared medical appointments that usually include 6-9 women and last 90 minutes. To learn more about the UVA Club Red Clinic and clinical team, see www.clubreduva.com/club-red-clinic. To make an appointment, call 434.243.1000.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Sociology Resource Center for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking is located at Bird House, 820 W. Franklin St., Richmond. For more information contact Sarah Jane Brubaker at sbrubaker@vcu.edu or Gay Cutchin at dcutchin@mail1.vcu.edu.

VCU Bone Health Services offers three half-day clinics providing comprehensive osteoporosis care including education and prevention, bone density testing for diagnosis of osteoporosis, advanced management of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis and clinical research for better treatment of osteoporosis. Patients are seen at our MCV Hospital and Stony Point locations. For more information see http://www.vcu.edu/osteoporosis/.

The VCU Women’s Health Resource Center at Stony Point serves as a resource for healthcare providers, patients, and the community. An Outreach Specialist answers questions and provides health reference materials and guidance. Contact them for more information or center hours by phone (804) 327-8857, or via email at lgkiken@vcu.edu

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance for those affected by breast cancer to attend educational conferences nation-wide. Call VBCF at (800) 345-8223 or visit www.vbcf.org for more information.

The Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP), also known as Every Woman's Life strives to reduce sickness and death from breast and cervical cancer through screening exams. The program contracts with screening sites throughout Virginia to provide free mammograms, clinical breast exams, Pap tests and pelvic exams to women who qualify. For detailed information about eligibility guidelines for the Every Woman's Life program, please click HERE. To locate the contact information of the screening provider site nearest you, click HERE.

 

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