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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Virginia receives more home visit funds

Virginia receives more home visit funds

The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday. "It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda Foster, project director of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for the Virginia Department of Health. "We're excited to be able to continue the program. It's a good thing to be able to support families and help kids grow to their potential." Established by the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the home-visit program is administered by the federal Health Resources and Services...