Tag: Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health HAI report now online

The Virginia Department of Health encouraged the public to review the 2015 Virginia Healthcare-Associated Infections Annual Report.


2015 Virginia Youth Survey shows improved health behaviors in Virginia high school students

The results of the latest Virginia Youth Survey show significant increases in those who practice healthy behavior over a four-year period.


Virginia Department of Health puts spotlight on minority healthcare

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is celebrating April as Minority Health Month in Virginia.


Virginia health officials stress post-storm illness and injury prevention

Following Wednesday’s damaging storms and tornadoes, the Virginia Department of Health reminds everyone to take special precautions to prevent injuries and illness.


Funding available for organizations serving summer meals to Virginia children

The Virginia Department of Health is requesting assistance from financially viable organizations that can serve meals to children during the summer months.


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Virginia resident tests positive for Zika virus

The Virginia Department of Health is alerting the public of the potential for contracting Zika virus while traveling abroad.


Tips on prevening snow-related injury, illness

Now that Winter Storm Jonas has arrived, the Virginia Department of Health offers these tips for staying safe whether enjoying the snow or doing cleanup activities.


Virginia Department of Health concludes Ebola monitoring program

With the CDC announcing that Guinea is designated free of Ebola as of Dec. 28, the Virginia Department of Health discontinued its active monitoring program.


Virginia Department of Health launches updated health mapping tool

The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity announced the launch of an update to the Virginia Health Opportunity Index.


Virginia focus on infant healthcare delivers results

The start of November 2015 brings national recognition to the Commonwealth for its strides in ensuring babies in Virginia get a healthy start in life. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) accepted honors from both the March of Dimes and Text4baby on behalf of the many partners throughout the state who help establish infant wellness.


Virginia Department of Health launches 31-day countdown to help tobacco users quit

The Virginia Department of Health is helping tobacco users get ready to quit by sharing tips and resources during Countdown to Quit Day. The countdown kicks off Oct. 20 and offers a different tip on VDH’s Facebook and Twitter platforms each day through Nov. 19.


The end of summer vacation doesn’t mean the end of mosquitoes

Summer may be ending, but mosquitoes are still breeding and biting in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health urges everyone to pay attention to prevention.


Virginia Department of Health, Walgreens free HIV testing collaboration expands

Access to HIV testing is even more convenient now in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Walgreens recently expanded no-cost, rapid HIV testing sites from 13 to 32 Walgreens locations across the state.


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Governor McAuliffe announces completion of major project to index, digitize Virginia vital records

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the completion of a two-year, public-private collaboration between the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Ancestry.com that fully digitizes the state’s vital records.


Virginia Department of Health offers tips for recreational water use

As warm days arrive the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds Virginians to take precautions to keep you and your family healthy and safe while enjoying the water this summer.


Health commissioner announces state, regional Public Health Nurses of the Year

Nguyet “Nga” Nguyen, public health nurse supervisor in the Arlington County Public Health Division, received this year’s Virginia Department of Health Public Health Nurse of the Year award. State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP recognized Nguyen today during National Nurses Week.


VDH reminds Virginians of importance of advance healthcare directive

National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, is an excellent time for Virginians to make sure they have plans in place for advance health care and that those plans are up-to-date.


Virginia officials advise Virginians to take precautions in extreme cold weather

The Virginia Departments of Health and Emergency Management encourage everyone to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.


Funding available for organizations serving summer meals to Virginia children

Virginia children need and deserve nutritious meals continuously throughout the year to maintain healthy minds and bodies.


Shenandoah University to host Ebola panel discussion on Dec. 2

Shenandoah University will present an Ebola panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, on the campus of Shenandoah University.


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.


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.


Overview of the Ebola epidemic at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dr. Brigette Gleason will present Overview of the Ebola Epidemic: Insights from the Field in Sierra Leone and Key Features of the Ebola Response in the US.


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.


McAuliffe announces Ebola travel policy

The Virginia Department of Health will actively monitor the health of travelers arriving from the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, which are battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.