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Multicultural Health and Human Service Programs in Virginia
Name of Agency/OrganizationService(s) Provided
Common health problems in selected minority, ethnic, and cultural groups Common health problems in selected minority, ethnic, and cultural groups
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program Community Food Projects should be designed to (1): (A) meet the food needs of low-income people; (B) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs; and (C) promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and/or (2) meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs for (A) infrastructure improvement and development; (B) planning for long-term solutions; or (C) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
HHS Plan HHS Plan to reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
LGBT History Month LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship In order to be eligible for consideration for the Lilly Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must: * Be diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder * Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up * Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment * Complete an application package that includes an application form, essay, transcripts (if applicable), recommendation forms from three references and school financial requirements. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree.* Eligible programs include: * High school equivalency programs * Trade or vocational school programs * Associate degrees * Bachelor degrees * Graduate degrees
NAMI-Northern Virginia(NAMI-NoVA) An association of volunteers whose purpose is to provide support and education to people with mental illnesses (consumers) and their families, and advocacy to the community, including public officials, to ensure that consumers are afforded opportunities to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities, free of stigma, and fully enjoying their human rights. NAMI-NoVA is dedicated to promoting public awareness of mental illness and advancing the provision of best practices and favorable outcomes which support the integration of people diagnosed with mental illness into the fabric of society, promoting the self-determination, hopes and well being of individuals and their families.
National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities: We have seen the headlines that bring attention to the multiple societal factors that affect disparities in care, including environmental and other social determinants. Add the facts that racial and ethnic minorities currently represent one-third of the U.S. population and will become a majority of the population in 2042. Not withstanding these societal issues, health care leaders possess a great opportunity to affect disparities using three core elements:
State Comprehensive Plan Code of Virginia §37.2-315 requires that DBHDS produce a six-year Comprehensive State Plan for mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse services every two years. By statute, the Comprehensive State Plan must identify the services and supports needs of persons with mental illnesses, mental retardation, or substance use disorders across the Commonwealth; define resource requirements; and propose strategies to address these needs. The Comprehensive State Plan for 2012-2018 is based on the initiatives and activities that have been established in our strategic plan, Creating Opportunities: A Plan for Advancing Community-Focused Services in Virginia. Review of and input to The Comprehensive State Plan for 2012-2018 was sought from a wide range of stakeholders. The State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services endorsed this Plan at its December 6, 2011 meeting.
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211 Virginia Spanish Version 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional will listen to your situation and suggest sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. Nonprofit organizations and federal, state and local government agencies are included in the database and you can access services in your community and statewide.
Asian American Business Assistance Center (AABAC) The AABAC provides technical assistance and support services to Asian newcomers ( refugees and immigrants) in the areas of education and training, English as a second language, relocation, immigrant entrepreneurship development, multilingual community, health resources, and business information and referral, and cross-cultural counseling. The AABAC has offices in Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, and Front Royal.
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