Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Response


Visit the Virginia Department of Health Covid-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about what phase of vaccine administration your locality is in and to learn more about what phase you fall in in receiving the vaccine. NEW! Add your name to a list to be notified when it is your turn to receive the vaccine!

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Action Alert

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021, which goes into effect January 1, drastically cuts payments to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, critical therapists, and other providers essential to caring for people with brain injury.   The Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 (H.R. 8702, S. 5007) is bipartisan…

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It is Open Enrollment Time for Medicaid and Medicare!

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If you are enrolled with either or both Medicare and/or Medicaid, it’s the time of year to choose whether to switch or keep your health insurance companies. The dates and choices are different for different programs. Medicare is the health insurance available once you turn 65 or if you were deemed as a disabled worker…

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BIAV Wins National Excellence in Collaboration Award from Brain Injury Association of America

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The Brain Injury Association of Virginia has been selected as the 2020 Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) winner for Excellence in Collaboration. The award recognizes excellence in working together with others to achieve meaningful work to advance an organization’s mission. The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), which has served as a voice for…

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BIAV’s Executive Director Wins Prestigious Public Policy Award from the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

Brain Injury Association of Virginia Press Release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s (BIAV) Executive Director, Anne McDonnell, was awarded the William A.B. Ditto Excellence in Public Policy at the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) annual conference. The award recognizes NASHIA members who have significantly impacted service delivery for individuals living with a brain injury due to public policy…

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Governor Northam Authorizes Hazard Pay for Home Health Workers

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $73 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide hazard pay to home health personal care attendants who served high-risk populations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-time, pre-tax payment of $1,500 will be available to an estimated 43,500 home health…

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Strength-Based Parenting After Brain Injury

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Would You Like to Learn More About How to DevelopPositive Relationships & Raise Resilient Children? Attend 2 free on-line sessions (3-hours total), for Virginia’s civilians and veterans with TBI and their non-injured partners. Learn hands-on tools to assist couples in positively changing the way families deal with the stress associated with brain injury and parenting.We…

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New Fair Housing Protections in Virginia


The DBHDS Office of Community Housing has created a flyer that contains basic information about new protections under Virginia’s Fair Housing Law for people whose income includes federal, state, local or private rent assistance or resources such as SSI or SSDI. Please share this information with the individuals and families whom you support, and with…

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Virginia Medicaid is looking for new members for its Member Advisory Committee

Interested in Joining the Medicaid Member Advisory Committee? Are you a Medicaid member or the authorized representative for a Medicaid member? Do you have ideas about how to improve the program? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking participants for its 2021 Medicaid Member Advisory Committee. This advisory committee — made up entirely of Virginia…

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About VCU’s Positive Parenting Skills for Families Affected by a Parent’s Traumatic Brain Injury

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We wanted to share some fact sheets with you! VCU’s Positive Parenting Project is still hard at work! Be sure to view their fact sheets and peer-to-peer tips. Fact Sheet #1: Project Overview Fact Sheet #2: Self Care Tips      

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