• National Infant Immunization Week

    This week, the Virginia Department of Health celebrates National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). NIIW is an annual observance that highlights the importance of vaccines for infants. The week celebrates the work of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. As part of NIIW, one healthcare provider in Virginia is selected as the state winner of the…Read more

  • National Minority Health Month

    April is National Minority Health Month, a time to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The theme for 2018 is Partnering for Health Equity.   The theme emphasizes the importance of partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce the gap in health and health…Read more

  • Treat Me Right: Strong provider-patient relationships contribute to good sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention

    April is STD Awareness Month! The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to healthcare providers and patients alike with this very important message: Treat    Me Right. What does that mean? For providers, this involves many aspects of patient care – from fostering a trusting patient-provider relationship to…Read more

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