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  • Do Your Part: Be Septic Smart!

    One quarter of U.S. homes have septic systems. It’s important to maintain your system to protect your home, health, environment and property value. The Environmental Protection Agency offers many tips. At VDH, the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services program protects public health and ground water quality through its wastewater program. Read more about the office.Read more

  • Want to help in an emergency? Sign up for the Va MRC

    When emergencies like hurricanes hit Virginia, there are ways you can help. One way is by joining the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).  Virginia’s MRC is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Each of Virginia’s 27 local MRC units is comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist during emergencies throughout Virginia. Learn more and sign up.Read more

  • Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids

    All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and pass diseases on to others. Everyone should have their vaccination needs assessed at their doctor’s office, pharmacy, or other visits with health care providers. Certain vaccines are recommended based on a person’s age, occupation, or health conditions (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease). Vaccination is important because it protects the person receiving the vaccine and helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable to serious complications (such as infants and young children, the…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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