The mission of the Richmond City Health District is to promote healthy living, protect the environment, prevent disease and prepare the community for disasters.
The general operation hours at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Richmond City Health District’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative wants to help make your house safer and healthier. Find out why and how to keep away pests and mold growth. You can also learn how to prevent trips, falls and fires as well as make the air in your home cleaner. For information, contact us at 804-205-3500 x7 ”or visit us at www.healthyhomesrchd.com
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Attention Richmond building contractors: The law is changing. Will your work disturb ≥ 6 sq ft of LEAD-BASED PAINTED SURFACE? If so, you must become a Certified Renovator to work on pre-1978 housing or child- occupied facilities. Click here to learn more. Email our staff to find out how we can help you become certified.
March marks the arrival of spring and with it, National Nutrition Month! The campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, focuses attention on making informed decisions about healthy eating. This years’ theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”, reminds us that eating healthy doesn’t mean compromising on taste. This month, RCHD encourages you to experiment with adding new flavors to your healthy meals.
There are many ways to enhance flavor without adding extra salt, fat and sugars. Here are a few tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
For more information, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website: http://www.eatright.org/NNM
Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Richmond teen pregnancy rate drops 30%
The Richmond City Health District Adolescent Health Program is delighted about reporting fewer teen pregnancies in the City of Richmond. The teen pregnancy rate from 2008 to 2010 shows a remarkable 30% drop. The Adolescent Health Program focuses on helping teens make healthy choices about their future and creating a supportive environment for adolescent health education throughout the City of Richmond.
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an awareness and mobilization initiative that urges African-Americans to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. This event encourages Blacks in America to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated.
The City of Richmond has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are more than 2,300 individuals known to be living with HIV/AIDS in Richmond. In our City, seventy five percent of all residents with HIV/AIDS are African-American. In addition, it’s estimated that one-in-five of all persons who are HIV positive don’t even know they’re infected.
If you have questions or to find out where to get tested, contact the Virginia HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Hotline at 1-800-533-4148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last year’s flu outbreak serves as a reminder that it’s a good idea to get a flu shot—the sooner, the better.
In fact, a recent survey found that 47 percent of Americans surveyed reported that they are more likely to get a flu shot this year, given last year’s outbreak. To help you stay healthy, here are some tips on how to avoid the flu:
• Get the flu shot every year as early as you can: It’s important to get the flu shot every year because it is the most effective way to prevent the spread of influenza to others and your immunity to the virus declines over time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu shot as soon as vaccine is available.
• Keep it convenient: To make getting a flu shot more convenient, pharmacists offer the shot during daytime, evening and weekend hours. No appointment is necessary and many health plans are accepted, including Medicare Part B, which covers the cost of a flu shot.
• Wash hands frequently: Touching everyday items, such as door handles and other surfaces, can be difficult to avoid. To help combat germs, wash hands frequently (especially after coughing or sneezing) with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose.
• Practice good health habits: Getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing stress, drinking adequate fluids and eating nutritious foods are all healthy habits that can help to keep your immune system in top condition during flu season.
• Make sure children are safe: Children under 5 (especially under the age of 2) are at high risk for flu-related complications.
Remind school-age children of the importance of hand washing, coughing into their elbows rather than hands and using tissues when they sneeze.
Sadly, we are suspending the Richmond Smiles Mobile Dental Program while we work diligently with our community partners and potential funders to determine how to meet the oral health needs of our citizens.
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If you’d like to have a Richmond City Health District Professional speak or provide a presentation about public health topics or services, contact us about the availability of a Speakers Bureau member. Click here to email your request and to learn more.
Working with community partners to provide health and referral services in RRHA communities.
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