The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Medical and non-medical backgrounds needed.
Plan now to be able to stay where you are when a storm hits. If you are not at home when the storm starts, you may need to stay where you are until the roads are safe.
December 1st marks the annual observation of World AIDS Day. Did you know that 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV? And 1 out of 8 living with HIV are unaware of their infection? Take control of your health by understanding the HIV/AIDS basics. Then check our health department clinic schedules to find out when you can get a confidential HIV test done at no cost to you.
The Crater Health District will receive approximately $436,000 annually for four years to reduce and prevent chronic disease and health disparities as part of a federal CDC grant awarded to the Virginia Department of Health.
“We are excited to be awarded this funding opportunity to enhance current community efforts that are focused on reducing health disparities by preventing and managing chronic diseases,” said Alton Hart, Jr., MD, MPH, Health Director of the Crater Health District.
The funds will be used to develop programs across the district in Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Sussex, and Surry counties and the cities of Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg. Working with locally-driven, diverse collaborative networks (referred to as Community Action Networks, or CANs), the District will implement targeted activities that directly serve its communities. The focus will be on policy, system and environmental changes that address the prevention and control of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke and that reduce health disparities in these areas among our citizens in the District.
“Working in partnership with public, private and nonprofit health and human service providers, local governments, schools, faith based community and others , we can make the Crater Health District a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. Together we create opportunities to help Virginians live longer, healthier lives. Our goal at VDH is to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation” said Dr. Hart. Click here for the full news release.