Health Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC)
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The purpose of HPAC is to advise and make recommendations to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) on improving health outcomes for children in foster care across Commonwealth. It provides oversight to ensure children in foster care receive appropriate services to meet their health needs, including developmental, medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse needs.

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    Data Work Group

    image of a red square resembling a bullet About Data Work Group

    This group focuses implementing strategies that use data to improve health outcomes for children in foster care.

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    Psychotrophic Medications Work Group

    image of a red square resembling a bullet About the Psychotrophic Medications Work Group

    This group focuses on developing and implementing strategies to monitor appropriate and effective use of psychotropic medications at child and system levels.

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    Tools & Guidance Work Group

    image of a red square resembling a bullet About the Tools & Guidance Work Group

    This group focuses on trauma and health screening, assessment and guidance for children in foster care.

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