Psychological well being companies increase in Martinsville and Henry County

Psychological well being companies increase in Martinsville and Henry County

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Psychological well being companies to increase in Martinsville and Henry County

The Harvest Basis has made a $685,993 grant to the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Well being and Wellness to develop its telepsychiatry program.

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Telepsychiatry involves Martinsville-Henry County as the necessity for entry to psychiatric care has dramatically elevated, largely as a result of results of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inspiration mentioned in a press release.

“This growth of telehealth companies leads to robust, trusted methods that everybody can entry for healthcare companies, no matter their monetary scenario or different obstacles they might have,” Sheryl Agee, senior working officer at The Harvest Basis, mentioned in a press release. “It additionally additional will increase the community of high-quality professionals obtainable to our neighborhood. It’s particularly essential as we, sadly, dwell in a tradition the place usually a damaging stigma is hooked up to psychological well being signs and companies, which hinder individuals from searching for the care they want. By integrating behavioral well being companies right into a system that already supplies quite a lot of healthcare companies, sufferers can really feel extra relaxed when accessing any care they might want.”

The usage of telehealth has elevated considerably lately and accelerated quickly with the COVID-19 pandemic, mentioned Marcus Stone, government director of the MHC Coalition for Well being and Wellness in a press release.

“In rural communities like ours, the place there are fewer behavioral well being suppliers, telehealth can join sufferers with suppliers in different places,” Stone mentioned. “This not solely will increase entry to behavioral healthcare companies, however it may possibly additionally improve their privateness and defend their anonymity.”

The muse mentioned this funding helps its strategic plan precedence of growing a vibrant neighborhood by constructing a robust healthcare security web system and increasing behavioral well being companies for Martinsville-Henry County residents.

To search out out extra about telepsychiatry on the MHC Coalition for Well being and Wellness, go to or name  (276) 629-1076 (Bassett Household Follow); (276) 956-2233 (Ridgeway Household Well being) or electronic mail [email protected]

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Appalachian Regional Fee awards grant for broadband in Carroll County

The Appalachian Regional Fee has awarded $582,479 to Carroll County for a broadband challenge, based on launch from U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, each D-Virginia.

The Pipers Hole Fiber Venture will set up 8.2 miles of fiber to increase wi-fi broadband and fiber to increase entry to 402 households that presently do not need high-speed web.

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VCEDA awards grant for dance firm in Russell County

Jasmine Adams. Courtesy of VCEDA.

The Virginia Coalfield Financial Improvement Authority has given a $10,000 Seed Capital Matching Grant to Elite Movement Dance Firm, Inc., in Lebanon.

The enterprise initiatives three full-time workers and 5 part-time workers inside 5 years, mentioned Jonathan Belcher, VCEDA government director/normal counsel in a press release.

The enterprise is owned by Jasmine Adams. She presently has as many as 60 common college students who vary in age from six months to 18 years and only in the near past began an grownup health and conditioning group. Moreover, she manages a aggressive dance workforce, which competes March to Might in a number of age divisions. Coaching for the aggressive groups, nonetheless, she mentioned, is a year-round initiative.

Adams labored with the Small Enterprise Improvement Heart (SBDC) at Southwest Virginia Neighborhood School (SWCC) in growing her software to VCEDA and obtained a letter of assist from the Russell County Industrial Improvement Authority.

In regards to the Virginia Coalfield Financial Improvement Authority Seed Capital Matching Grant Fund: VCEDA area for-profit companies one 12 months and underneath with lower than 10 full-time workers are eligible to use for dollar-for-dollar matching grants as much as $10,000 from the VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Fund. Candidates work with the Small Enterprise Improvement Facilities at Mountain Empire and Southwest Virginia neighborhood schools to arrange the purposes to VCEDA that embrace detailed enterprise and monetary plans. Companies should be situated in or plan to function within the VCEDA area in southwestern Virginia that features Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Smart counties and the Metropolis of Norton.

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Finalists in Bristol On line casino pitch competitors introduced

Virginia Neighborhood Capital and the Exhausting Rock On line casino Bristol have introduced ten finalists within the ultimate spherical of the SWVA Regional Bristol On line casino Pitch Contest. Finalists embrace: 

▪ Alpha Lit – Washington County 

▪ Anne Vaughan Designs – Floyd County 

▪ Beagle Ridge – Wythe County 

▪ Clinch Life Outfitters – Smart County 

▪ Clinch Valley Printing – Tazewell County 

▪ Rising Solar Breads – Henry County 

▪ Stormbrew Farm – Washington County 

▪ The Orange Bandana – Montgomery County 

▪ The Pakalachian Truck – Washington County 

▪ Virginia Mountain Vineyards – Botetourt County 

An awards ceremony will probably be held in partnership with the Virginia Small Enterprise Administration, the Buddies of Southwest Virginia, the Virginia Tourism Company, the Virginia Highlands Small Enterprise Incubator, and the SWVA Small Enterprise Improvement Facilities. The ceremony and reception will probably be hosted by the Exhausting Rock On line casino in Bristol. Judges and neighborhood companions will view the three-minute pitch movies of the candidates and 5 winners will probably be chosen to obtain $10,000 every in the direction of enterprise bills.  

All candidates that entered the pitch contest will probably be thought of to grow to be distributors on the on line casino. Winners of the competition will probably be introduced December 8.