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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Domestic Violence, also known as intimate partner violence, happens to 37% of US women and almost 31% of US men. Intimate partner violence includes: physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, stalking and emotional or psychological abuse by a current or former intimate partner. This type of violence can happen to anyone, even if you…Read more

  • Tricks and Treats for Having a Food Safe Halloween

    Avoid the real horrors of Halloween by learning how to keep you and your family members safe from foodborne illness. Follow these tips to scare away food safety hazards: Remind kids (and adults!) to wash their hands before and after enjoying their Halloween treats. Going trick or treating? Inspect candy before eating. Look for signs of tampering, such…Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, there were 6,471 new cases of breast cancer in Virginia. Every Woman’s Life (EWL) helps low-income, uninsured women between the ages of 18-64 get FREE breast cancer screening. If these tests lead to a cancer diagnosis, successful treatment can increase dramatically with early detection. Find out if you are eligible…Read more

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  • Virginia's Plan for Well-Being

    Learn about Virginia's Plan for Well-Being from  State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine. Help Virginia become the Healthiest State in the Nation. www.virginiawellbeing.com  Read more

  • State Health Commissioner Comments on Opioid Addiction Declaration

    These remarks were delivered on November 21, 2016 at 10am Good morning.  This is Dr. Marissa Levine, Virginia State Health Commissioner here with key state agency colleagues for an important announcement about the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia.  Thank you for joining us this morning. We are here today in the shadow of the Surgeon General’s…Read more

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