The Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) are working together to provide physicians and patients important resources about public health in Virginia. 


Use the resources provided by VDH to offer support and resources to your patients who have diabetes or pre-diabetes. 


Organizations and Training 

Funding Opportunities

With funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division and the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Diabetes Council (VDC) is pleased to announce 2 funding opportunities (DP 18-1815 LivingWell and DP 18-1817 InnoVAte) designed to help make a positive change in the trajectory of diabetes in Virginia. The DP 18-1815 LivingWell grant is focused on new programs or program expansion into new areas/populations; whereas, the DP 18-187 grant focuses on innovative ways to expand existing programs. Please click on the "VDC Grants Page" link below for more information.

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, October 8, 2021. If you have questions regarding either grant, please email Melanie Barthlow at


Grant opportunities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support rural and tribal healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations, public bodies, and local communities to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, develop telehealth services, address staffing needs, and support operations and facility expenses. Track one of the program involves recovery grants to address economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and track two involves impact grants to support rural healthcare in the long-term to build sustainable systems.


Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring Initiative 

Through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and grant support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Grant No: DP006535 - Living Well), the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation is offering practices in high priority areas the ability to receive up to (30) Omron 10 Series® Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors at NO COST in exchange for sharing de-identified patient data on average systolic and diastolic blood pressure over a 6-month period, showing the impact of SMBP on patient outcomes.    

Learn More Here