Quick Links and Important Resources
Free CME and CE Training Opportunities Available for Health Care Professionals
Free CME and CE courses on public health for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals discuss topics such as nutrition, child health, prevention and health promotion. Visit the training opportunities page to learn more.
Virginia Health Information
Image courtesy of VDEM, Damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011
Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 24 -30
Hurricanes are destructive and dangerous. Not only do strong winds cause severe damage but after a storm there may be flooding, downed power lines, damage from mold and other health risks. Even if there is no risk of a hurricane, right now it is the perfect time to prepare. Don’t delay. Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 25–31.
Healthy & Safe Swimming
Warm weather and sunny days are here! Public pools, spas, and beaches around Virginia are opening for swimming fun this summer. This is an ideal time to maximize the health benefits of recreational water activities by promoting healthy and safe swimming. VDH urges those using and maintaining swimming pools, spas, water parks, and beachgoers to focus on simple steps that can be taken to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. Learn how to prevent waterborne illnesses and swimming-related injuries.
VDH Would Like Your Help
VDH is working collaboratively with public and private partners to develop a population health plan – better referred to as a plan for well-being - for Virginia. This plan will provide the organizational framework to work towards improving the health of all Virginians. If you would like to give input, please complete this survey.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
About 20,000 Americans die from hepatitis each year. Hepatitis A, B and C are the most common types of Hepatitis in the U.S. People with hepatitis can live for years without feeling sick. Finding it early and getting treated is important. Take the quiz to determine your risk. You can also talk to Disease Prevention Hotline staff at 1-800-533-4148 or by email. Learn more.