The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) was awarded $9.9 million in funds under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement for the Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project. This Virginia Long-Term Care Infrastructure Pilot Project (VLIPP) funding will be utilized in nursing homes and long-term care facilities to assist with the ongoing COVID-19 response and to bolster preparedness for emerging infections. The projects are based on identified needs that align with funding objectives; access to a complete overview of the VLIPP funding can be found on the CDC website.
The following Virginia healthcare stakeholders are the subrecipients of these funds and are executing projects from late 2022 through July 2024. Targeted facilities include skilled nursing homes (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), adult day care centers (ADCCs), as well as programming that will benefit all long-term care facilities.
- Carilion Clinic
- Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
- Health Quality Innovators (HQI)
- LeadingAge Virginia
- University of Virginia (UVA)
- Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
- Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)
- Virginia Health Care Association-Virginia Center for Assisted Living (VHCA-VCAL)
Virginia Long Term Care Infrastructure Pilot Project (VLIPP) - Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinar Series
What’s happening: VHCA-VCAL, in partnership with Jenson Hughes, will conduct a lunch-and-learn webinar series focused on Emergency Preparedness and Response. Each webinar will feature a different incident-specific event topic and will be presented by a subject matter expert with Jensen Hughes; time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
These topics were identified as areas of interest from both nursing home and assisted living facility providers on the Emergency Prep Survey earlier in the year.
When’s it happening:
- October 25 – Hurricane - Before, During, and After | Webinar Link: This webinar will provide an overview of steps to prepare your facility when a hurricane is predicted and best practices for maintaining safe operations during and after.
- November 29 – Loss of Communication Systems | Webinar Link: This webinar will provide an overview of how to address issues that may arise when there is a loss in communication systems within your facility. Phone and internet outages, loss of nurse call systems, etc., will be among the topics discussed.
*Each webinar will be 11:45am – 12:30pm.
Register and mark your calendars!
Free registration available
For more information visit virginiaimpact.org
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This effort was funded by a CDC Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project grant by way of a CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and its Virginia LTC Infrastructure Pilot Project (VLIPP) program to Eastern Virginia Medical School. The Principle Investigator is Paul F. Aravich, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Anatomy, Geriatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. (firstname.lastname@example.org). The grant title is: Strike Teams and the COVID-19 LTC Facility Behavioral Health Crisis. It is a partnership with the internationally recognized Standardized Patient program at Eastern Virginia Medical School and the nationally recognized documentary expertise of VPM Media Corporation in Richmond, VA, which provides NPR and PBS programing.
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