Connecting the Dots for Those in Need

“More than fifty years ago, Daily Planet opened its doors with a mission of helping Richmond teens and young adults who were dropping out of school and society.

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Connecting the Dots for Those in Need

Daily Planet builds strategies for homeless healthcare delivery during COVID-19

Daily Planet Health Services’ mission — to provide accessible, comprehensive and integrated quality health services to anyone, regardless of their housing, financial or insurance status — has found new urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Daily Planet builds strategies for homeless healthcare delivery during COVID-19

Overdose calls up 65% in Richmond

‘Recovery is hard, and the pandemic has made it more difficult:’ Overdose calls up 65% in Richmond

Charlotte Watts, the behavioral health director at Daily Planet Health Services, a community health center that aims to serve the poor and homeless in Richmond, said the center has shifted most of its services to a telehealth format for offerings such as its medication-assisted treatment program, which includes a requirement for patients to attend group meetings.

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‘Recovery is hard, and the pandemic has made it more difficult:’ Overdose calls up 65% in Richmond

Almost 6 months in, Black and Latino residents are still 80% of Richmond’s COVID cases. Health officials point to why

When Virginia first released race and ethnicity data, it confirmed what many were already suspecting: Black and Latino Virginians were the most vulnerable to a virus that runs rampant in close quarters and would heavily impact low-wage workers without paid sick leave and enough workplace protections.

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Almost 6 months in, Black and Latino residents are still 80% of Richmond’s COVID cases. Health officials point to why

A Pandemic Partnership Propels Innovation

A Pandemic Partnership Propels Innovation

It was an unconventional collaboration: a university professor and a team of enterprising students, a robotic prototype named “Dingo” and a Community Health Center.

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A Pandemic Partnership Propels Innovation

Dean Conte, one of the researchers developing the robot, said it was built by eight students at Virginia Tech, where Furukawa taught robotics prior to becoming a professor at UVA.

Researchers test drive new virus-killing robot prototype at Daily Planet Health Services

A four-wheel robot’s mechanical arm hovered an ultraviolet light over the surface of a chair in an office at the Daily Planet Health Services this past weekend.

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Researchers test drive new virus-killing robot prototype at Daily Planet Health Services

Dr. DiPasquale talks about the impact of COVID-19 on LatinX community

Dr. DiPasquale was featured on WBTK Radio on May 29, 2020 to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on LatinX community.

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Dr. DiPasquale talks about the impact of COVID-19 on LatinX community

Pandemic Highlights Systemic Issues, Advocates Say

“Oftentimes the treatment for COVID-19 is to shelter at home and isolate at home and do symptomatic care. And if you don’t have a home, obviously you don’t have a place that you can recover in comfort,” Cook said.

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Pandemic Highlights Systemic Issues, Advocates Say

Daily Planet converts recently purchased building into COVID Assessment Center

Just one month after purchasing a new property at 511 W Grace St., Daily Planet Health Services (DPHS) retrofitted the space into a COVID-19 Assessment Center.

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Daily Planet converts recently purchased building into COVID Assessment Center

DPHS Ramadan Deliveries

Spirit of Community Carries On During COVID-19

Throughout the month of Ramadan, Siddiqui and a group of volunteers deliver hot meals to patients at the Daily Planet clinic in Richmond.

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Spirit of Community Carries On During COVID-19