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Health officials kick off 100 Congregations for Million Hearts

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity kicked off its 100 Congregations for Million Hearts faith-based campaign.


healthcare

More babies thriving in Virginia supported by public/private partnerships

The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announce a major improvement in the well-being of babies born in Virginia.


healthcare

Virginia Department of Health offers free online training for veterans

Post-deployment life can be challenging for veterans and their families, and both need support during this transition. Challenges can include PTSD and suicidal thoughts.


ebola

Virginia Department of Health launches Ebola hotline

The Virginia Department of Health opened an Ebola Hotline today to help answer questions from the public and provide the most up-to-date information to Virginians.


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Virginia Department of Health kicks off 31-day countdown to quit smoking

The Virginia Department of Health is launching its Countdown to Quit Day, October 20, to help tobacco users prepare for Virginia Quit Day, November 20.


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Commonwealth taking additional steps to safeguard against Ebola

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.


virginia

McAuliffe announces increase in summer meals feeding sites for 2014

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the number of feeding sites for the national Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) increased from 1,539 in 2013 to 1,590 this year.


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McAuliffe announces 50,000th birth certificate issued through DMV/VDH partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a major milestone in the vital records partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records.


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Virginia Department of Health announces child car seat check events

Making sure children are secured in car seats saves lives. But for a child safety seat to work correctly, it must be appropriate for the child’s age and size, installed properly in the vehicle, and adjusted to fit the child securely.


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Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announces 2014 Rabies Awareness Week

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide effort to raise rabies awareness and promote health guidelines to safely vaccinate animals.


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September is Child Passenger Safety Month

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 14-20, and Sept. 20 is National Seat Check Saturday, a day when local child safety seat checks will take place across the state.


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Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announces 2014 Tick-Borne Diseases Awareness Week

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to enhancing the quality of human and animal life, has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide observance of Tick-Borne Diseases Awareness Week, running Sunday, Aug. 10 through Saturday, Aug. 16.


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Department of Health, Walgreens offer free HIV testing

The Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens recently announced a collaborative effort to offer rapid HIV testing at no charge through 2016 at select Walgreens locations throughout the Commonwealth.


Cigarette smoking down among Virginia high school students

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced Friday that youth smoking rates in Virginia have plummeted to an all-time low.


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Marva Maid Press Statement

Nothing is more important to us than delivering a safe and nutritious product to our customers. Marva Maid Dairy takes all customer complaints seriously, and is committed to investigating and resolving customer complaints as quickly as possible.


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Advisory on Marva Maid Milk products dated May 30-June 2

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) advises consumers to not consume any Marva Maid Dairy milk in ½ pint containers with sell by dates from May 30 through June 2, 2014.


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Lynchburg train derailment cleanup continues

Recovery efforts continue along the James River today following yesterday’s derailment and fire involving a CSX train transporting crude oil through downtown Lynchburg.


Gov. McAuliffe announces launch of DMV/VDH vital records partnership

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced the successful launch of the partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records to provide increased access to Virginia birth certificates.


VDH Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum and student intern Shannon Regan attended the Virginia Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Collaborative Network meeting coordinated by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) March 27.


Virginia Department of Health announces new program to reduce HIV, AIDS

The most recent surveillance data collected by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicates that 6,600 women are living with HIV disease in Virginia.


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Enhancements to WIC program will benefit participants and state

This past November, the Commonwealth of Virginia introduced a new system to manage eligibility and business functions for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), while simultaneously transitioning from a paper voucher system to an Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT card, system.


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Funding available for organizations serving summer meals to Virginia children

The Virginia Department of Health is looking for financially viable organizations that can serve meals to children during the summer months. Organizations that participate in the Summer Food Service Program will be reimbursed by VDH for the meals that are served.


Take precautions in extreme cold weather

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages everyone to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.