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Union Health donates $1M to boost Ivy Tech nursing program in Terre Haute | Local News

The first event held in Union Hospital since February of 2020 was a big one — Union Health Foundation on Tuesday announced it will be giving $1 million to Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, the largest gift in campus history, to expand its School of Nursing enrollment capacity. Currently, 576 Ivy Tech graduates are … Read more

Workforce woes at issue for mental health care; Sen. Creigh Deeds continues pursuit | Govt. & Politics

RICHMOND — A larger workforce is needed to improve outcomes for the growing scores of people seeking mental health care in Southwest Virginia and beyond, according to officials striving to expand those services. In 2020, one out of five adults said they had received mental health treatment in the prior year, according to interview data … Read more

Autry Tech continues focus on health care, manufacturing | Progress

Autory info box ❝If that’s a route somebody wants to take, we ought to make it easy for them. It shouldn’t be a hard thing to do. So probably in just a little over a year, you could have an associate degree after you graduate high school.❞ Dwight Hughes, superintendent and CEO, Autry Technology Center … Read more

Michigan closes the racial health gap; health leaders say more work is still needed | Coronavirus

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Michigan is claiming a win when it comes to the pandemic. This comes after a new report released by the state’s Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force reveals a drop in a health gap among minorities. The report includes a progress report on the task force’s short and long term goals during … Read more

Community resource spotlight: Waterloo walk-in clinic provides immediate mental health care | Local News

WATERLOO – The UnityPoint-Health Mental Health Walk-In Clinic was created to provide the urgent care many need immediately when in a crisis. The Waterloo clinic is touted as a first of its kind in the area — the second in Iowa — after opening in October at 164 W. Dale St., Entrance 6B, on the … Read more

Youngkin’s new health commissioner sparred with state’s top epidemiologists over health guidance | Richmond Local News

The message to school leaders was simple: “Restrictive” masking policies — like mandates requiring all students to wear face coverings — have little to no effect on COVID-19 transmissions at Virginia schools. The new guidance from the Virginia Department of Health was a departure from what state leaders advised before Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, … Read more

Rodney Willett column: Behavioral health support is a bipartisan priority | Columnists

By Rodney Willett Tthese days, it is much easier to find areas where Democrats and Republicans disagree than agree. While partisan division has been present in the House of Delegates since the start of our modern political party system, lately we have hit a crescendo of disaffection between the parties. We are fortunate, however, that … Read more

I'm an Art Gallery Owner, and These Are the Wardrobe Staples I Swear By

Intersections is a newly launched feature column that profiles creatives inside and outside the fashion industry. Each story is meant to illuminate how fashion, identity, art, and culture play a critical role in inspiring and informing the work and lives of some of the chicest people we know. Imagine strolling into a gallery near you. … Read more