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  • 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

  • Advance Healthcare Directive Registry

    All adults can benefit from thinking about what their health care choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves.  These decisions can be written down in an advance directive so that others know what they are.  VDH provides a free, secure tool to store end of life documents that protect your legal rights and ensure…Read more

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