Mount Rogers Health District

mount_rogers_bannerServing the people of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol and Galax. 

The mission of Mount Rogers Health District is to build healthy rural communities through disease prevention and control, health promotion and education, protection of environmental resources, and preparedness for emergency response. We provide quality, customer-focused health services in our local health departments, schools, worksites, homes and other community locations.

The Mount Rogers Health District covers 2,782 square miles in rural Southwest Virginia, with a population of approximately 192,000, covered by 123 staff members.

Environmental Health Database Update Summer 2019

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will be migrating to a new data system, Environmental Health Database (EHD), starting June 20, 2019.  For about 7 to 10 days, some Environmental Health services that rely on the use of our database will be interrupted.  These services include, but are not limited to, the printing of approval letters and permits, accepting and processing of onsite sewage system operation and maintenance (O&M) reports, responding to requests for data abstraction or publishing of reports, and/or other general inquiries.  While VDH will work to minimize any interruption in services during and after this data transition period, we thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Virginia Tick Survey – Become a Citizen Scientist!

The Division of Environmental Epidemiology (DEE) would like to announce a new project, the Virginia Tick Survey. This project utilizes citizen science and encourages cooperation and participation of the entire Commonwealth to further our understanding of the spatial distribution of various tick species throughout Virginia and to better understand which species of ticks are biting humans. For more information about the survey, please visit our website which contains details about the survey and submissions instructions. The survey does NOT collect any identifying information other than an email address for each submitter. An individual’s email address is required so the DEE can provide the submitter their tick identification results and educational information on the submitted tick(s). It is important to note that DEE will NOT test ticks for the presence of pathogens. DEE will also NOT accept ticks removed from pets or other animals.

DEE will be working with master gardeners, master naturalists, local public health offices, universities, colleges, and extension service offices across the state to promote this survey to the public. While there is nothing required on your part, we would appreciate if you could to share this information and our website with any relevant partners.

Any other questions, comments, or suggestions from the districts concerning the Virginia Tick Survey may be directed to Joshua Bernick, Tick Surveillance Coordinator, by email at Joshua.bernick@vdh.virginia.gov or by phone at (804)-864-8100.

Website link: www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/virginia-tick-survey

Survey Link and QR Code: https://is.gd/vacts

Thank you for your support in our efforts to enhance our understanding of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Virginia.

Take the Community Health Assessment Survey:

English: Click here to take the survey

Español: Haz click aquí para realizar la encuesta

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