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.
Would you like to have a RCHD professional speak or provide a presentation to your group or organization? If so, the RCHD Speaker’s Bureau can help. We have a group of professional members who can present on a variety of public health topics or services. Please click here to go to the full Speaker’s Bureau webpage.
Please visit RCHD’s new Epidemiology page for the latest information on Ebola, Listeria, measles and issues of public health concern.
The RCHD Internship Program seeks to prepare the next generation of public health professionals by giving students interested in public health opportunities to gain skills relevant to the field. RCHD interns will tackle projects relevant to public health in Richmond under the guidance of RCHD public health professionals. For more information CLICK HERE.
Hey RVA! Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier, happier new you? The Active RVA Warriors program offers free fitness classes in various locations throughout the city including schools, community centers, churches and senior residential facilities. Grab a friend and head to one of these free classes today! Click here for a list of class offerings and locations.
For more information and to complete an online application visit: http://www.activerva.org/about/
The Richmond City community group called The H.E.L.P., Healing, Educating, and Loving People currently provides full HIV/STI screenings every Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. at 208 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA. The group also conducts educational trainings/sessions on topics such as domestic violence and mental wellness.
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
Creating a community culture: Connecting fathers to their families Richmondfatherhood.org
Call: (804) 482-8005
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.
Richmond City Health District welcomes patients of all nationalities, ethnicities, races, and religions. We have been treating refugees from all over the world for years, and we will continue to do so with accuracy and compassion.
RCHD provides health services to newly arrived refugees and asylees. This includes an initial health screening, the purpose of which is to identify and treat any existing condition that could be passed to the public. During the initial visit, we take a health history, conduct laboratory tests for infectious diseases and chronic conditions, and our doctor performs a physical exam. Refugees follow up with RCHD for any recommended immunizations, and they are referred to our other clinics for additional services when necessary, such as maternity clinic. RCHD also completes the health portion of a refugee’s green card paperwork once they become eligible to apply. Please contact our Refugee Nurse at 804-482-5481 for more information.
Richmond City Health District congratulates Richmond Public Schools on being acknowledged by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth for adopting a 100% tobacco-free policy that restricts smoking and the use of any tobacco or smoking products by anyone on school property, school grounds, and school-sponsored events! The 100% tobacco-free policy is an important intervention that will reduce exposure to harmful effects of tobacco and help prevent youth from starting use of tobacco. Parents and members of the public are encouraged to support our schools in this effort to protect the health of our youth and make our community healthier.For more information about preventing tobacco use in our schools, visit http://vfhy.org/tobacco.
To read press release, click here.
SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS
AT MOSBY RESOURCE CENTER
1536 Coalter Street
Sports physicals for MLK and Armstrong students
Call 786-0204 for an appointment
For other locations and times click here.
The Food Worker's Class (food handlers) is a basic 4-hour course for line workers and persons who prepare or cook food. Cost is $30.00. Persons who complete training will receive a certificate.
The Food Manager’s Class is a two-day class that's geared towards line supervisors and managers.
This will be required training per State Food
Regulations to have a Certified Manager on staff
at all restaurants. Cost is $150.00 per person.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
For Class Schedule click here
Call 804-205-3912 to register!
Richmond Teen Pregnancy
Rate Drops 40%
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 2012 shows a remarkable 40% 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.
Click here to visit the our web page.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day serves to raise awareness of the disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS among African Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), compared with other racial and ethnic groups, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV infections, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS. CDC reports that gay and bisexual men account for most new HIV infections among African Americans, with young gay and bisexual men 13 to 24 years old as the most affected of this group.
On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, individuals and organizations are encouraged to help promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment to fight HIV/AIDS in African-American communities.
Visit www. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov for more information.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
You are at higher risk for heart disease if:
• You are a woman over age 55
• You are a man over age 45
• Your father or brother had heart disease before age 55
• Your mother or sister had heart disease before age 65
As you get older, your risk for heart disease and heart attack increases. But the good news is that heart disease can be prevented. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk of heart disease:
• Eat healthy and get active.
• Watch your weight.
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
• Take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
• Manage stress.
Know the common signs of a heart attack:
• Chest pain (or feeling pressure, squeezing, or fullness in your chest)
• Pain or discomfort in the upper body – like the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach (above the belly button)
• Trouble breathing (while resting or being active)
• Feeling sick to your stomach or throwing up
• Feeling dizzy, light-headed, or unusually tired
• Breaking out in a cold sweat
• Call 9-1-1 immediately
Visit www.healthfinders.gov for more information.
Get food safety information for eating out
Working with community partners to provide health and referral services in RRHA communities.
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Visit the Resource Centers new web page at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmondcity/resource.htm