College costs are out of control says a Virginia poll – hurting the state’s economy

Monday, January 16, 2017

According to a poll released today by Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU, Virginia voters – in fact, more than 85 percent – believe improving the affordability and accessibility of Virginia’s public colleges and universities would help solve one of the state’s thorniest problems: its sluggish economy. The poll, conducted January 3-5 by two of America’s […]

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Governor McAuliffe’s legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor McAuliffe's legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

BLACKSBURG – Governor Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. “We have a world-class higher education system here in the Commonwealth,” Lt. Gov. Northam said. “Today we announced legislation aimed at making sure […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to serve in key legislative role on healthcare and education issues

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to serve in key legislative role on healthcare and education issues

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his appointment to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) during a discussion on health care access with health care providers and advocacy groups in Richmond. “I’m excited to announce that I will be a member of the Senate HELP Committee in the […]

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Corinthian Colleges’ students can now apply for debt forgiveness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.-including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech-may be eligible for loan forgiveness following a finding by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that Corinthian College and its subsidiaries published misleading […]

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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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Virginia health care organizations collaborate to address proper use of antibiotics

Monday, November 14, 2016

Virginia health care organizations collaborate to address proper use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge for health care providers and patients. It is estimated that at least two million Americans each year become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, leading to 23,000 deaths. When antibiotics lose effectiveness in treating infections, the public faces a risk of having fewer treatment options for serious illnesses. Proper use of the […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he, and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will team with school leaders and students from all across  the Western District of Virginia over the next […]

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Patient safety improvements continue for VHHA member hospitals

Monday, October 17, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has been selected, as a part of the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network, among 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The goal […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Wednesday evening Congressman Bobby Scott was the special guest speaker at the African-American Culture Leadership Reception at the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture in Center in the Square. Scott, 69, shared his life experiences as an African-American. “For African-Americans, in particular those in Virginia, there’s always been a struggle between ‘all men are created equal’ […]

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VHHA offers online tool enabling review of health statistics by legislative district

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication provides an overview of the immersive and interactive data and analytics tools developed to assist hospitals and health systems striving for enhanced operational efficiency, and to help better inform the public and policy makers about the complex nature of health care delivery. Those tools include the online […]

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Roanoke’s History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Roanoke's History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is proud to announce the 2016 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program is designed to create awareness of the conservation needs of artifacts in the care of collecting institutions such as museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives throughout Virginia.   Below is the list of […]

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Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

SLIDESHOW Early affordable education starts early said Chelsea Clinton the daughter of Sec. Hillary Clinton the Democratic candidate for president. Chelsea backed that up with a visit to Roanoke’s Small Steps Learning Academy before her public appearance at Roanoke College where she spoke to students about Hillary Clinton’s plan for an affordable, debt-free college education. […]

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