2018 Regional News Releases

June 18, 2018

Rabies Warning: Bat Sighted in Pass Mountain Hut
Health Officials Say Some Hikers May Need Treatment

(Winchester, Va.) — The Lord Fairfax Health District is notifying any hikers who spent the night of Thursday, June 7 through Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Pass Mountain Hut that it is possible that they may have been exposed to rabies. more>>


June 8, 2018

Local Health Departments Expand Services to Now Offer Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates

(Charlottesville, Va.) – To help provide easy access to important vital records that document life events, local health departments in the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) have expanded services from providing just death certificates to now also providing certified copies of birth, marriage, and divorce certificates. more >>


April 10, 2018

Lord Fairfax Health District Provides Free Rescue Medication for Opioid Overdoses

(Winchester, Va.) — Opioid abuse has severely affected Virginia, and the Lord Fairfax Health District wants to enable more community members to reverse overdoses and help save a life. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a fast-acting, safe and easy-to-administer nasal spray that can provide lifesaving temporary reversal of effects in opioid overdoses. more>>


January 31, 2018

Grant to Help Fund Maternity Program

Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund Awards $100,000 Grant to the Rappahannock Area Health District

(Fredericksburg, Va.)— In January 2018, the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) a $100,000 grant for its “Complicated Obstetrical and High Risk Maternity Care Program.” more>>