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
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and communities. We strengthen the profession of public health; foster understanding, engagement and support for key public health issues; and directly influence public policy to improve global health.
During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. For nearly 20 years, APHA has served as the organizer of NPHW. Every year, the Association develops a national campaign to educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about issues related to each year's theme.Learn more at www.apha.org.
The Central Shenandoah Health District is one of thirty five health districts under the Virginia Department of Health. It is comprised of seven health departments that serve the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham along with the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro. Our local health departments provide numerous services to approximately 287,000 citizens. Find out more by touring our website.
ASHA recognizes April each year as STI Awareness Month. This is an important time in the field of sexual health and STIs. Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kick in that cover preventive health services, including access without a co-pay to Pap tests, HPV tests, contraception and testing/counseling for sexually transmitted infections.