2019 Regional News Releases

March 21, 2019

Louisa County Environmental Health Department Schedule Change to Offer Vital Records During DMV Services in County Office Building

(Louisa, Va.) – On Monday, March 25, 2019, the Louisa County Environmental Health Department, in the County Office Building, will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to give people the ability to obtain necessary documents that may be required to complete the REAL ID process while a temporary full-service DMV location will be offered at the County Office Building. DMV services will be available from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. to help citizens update their identification records to comply with the REAL ID Act. more>>


February 8, 2019

Lord Fairfax Health District Advises Residents of Rabid Raccoon in Warren County
Seek Help Immediately if You Were Exposed

(WINCHESTER, Va.) — The Lord Fairfax Health District is notifying the public of a rabid raccoon found on Knob Lane, off of Route 735 (Bowman Hollow Road) in northwest Warren County on February 4. Local Animal Control captured the raccoon and it tested positive for rabies. The raccoon is known to have interacted with one dog. That dog was up to date on its rabies shots, so it is getting a booster rabies shot and is on 45 day confinement. This is the normal procedure for a vaccinated animal that may have been exposed to rabies. On January 28, another rabid raccoon was confirmed in Linden. more>>


February 4, 2019

GRANT TO HELP FUND MATERNITY PROGRAM
Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of the Mary 
Washington Hospital Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to the Rappahannock Area Health District

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.)— In January 2019, the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District a $100,000 grant for its Complicated Obstetrical and High-Risk Maternity Care Program. more >>


January 31, 2019

Lord Fairfax Health District Advises Residents of Rabid Raccoon in Warren County
Seek Help Immediately if You Were Exposed

(WINCHESTER, Va.) — The Lord Fairfax Health District is notifying the public of a rabid raccoon found on Squaw Path Way in the Blue Mountain Subdivision in Linden. Local animal control captured the raccoon on January 28, and it tested positive for rabies. The raccoon is known to have interacted with one dog. That dog was up to date on its rabies shots, so it is getting a booster rabies shot and is on 45 day confinement. This is the normal procedure for a vaccinated animal that may have been exposed to rabies. more>>


January 24, 2019

Every Woman’s Life Program Offers Free Cancer Screening Services
Grant to Rappahannock Area Health District will Help Fund Outreach

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) — The Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation recently awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) a 12-month, $15,972 grant for its Every Woman’s Life (EWL) Program to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast and cervical cancer. The EWL program is a public health initiative that helps uninsured, low-income women access free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduce death rates, improve treatment options and generally increase survival. more>>


January 24, 2019

Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Free Narcan Available at Local Health Departments

(LEBANON, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Cumberland Plateau Health District will offer training on opioid overdose reversal using Narcan® (a brand name for naloxone) and will provide Narcan® at no cost to those completing the short training session. more>>


January 23, 2019

Thomas Jefferson Health District to Offer ServSafe Manager Certification Course and Exam in Chinese

(Charlottesville, Va.) – To help meet the demand for Virginia’s new regulation requiring certified foodservice managers, the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) will host a 2-day ServSafe manager certification course and exam in Chinese on Monday, February 25, and Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The entire class and exam will be provided in Chinese. This course is facilitated in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and meets the requirements for new food regulations under Virginia Code Section 12VAC5-421-55 Section. more>>


January 16, 2018

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccine

(DANVILLE, Virginia) – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special clinic Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Danville Community Farmers’ Market located at 629 Craghead St. in Danville. more>>


January 15, 2018

Residents Invited to Work toward a Healthier Greater Prince William

(Greater Prince William, Va.)— The Community Healthcare Coalition of Greater Prince William (CHCGPW) is inviting community members to discuss public health priorities and help shape strategies for improving the community’s well-being through a series of Community Conversations. The CHCGPW is collaborating with residents, public and private organizations, local experts and coalitions to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan that aims to create a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. more>>


January 9, 2019

Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Spring City, Near Town of Cleveland, Russell Co.

(RUSSELL CO., Va.) – A skunk collected on January 7, 2019 from the Spring City community near the Town of Cleveland in Russell County tested positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of animal rabies in Russell County and in the Cumberland Plateau Health District this year. more>>


January 7, 2019

Thomas Jefferson Health District to Offer ServSafe Manager Certification Course and Exam

(Charlottesville, Va.) – To help meet the local demand for Virginia’s new regulation requiring certified foodservice managers, the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) will facilitate a 2-day ServSafe manager certification course and exam on Monday, January 28, 2019, and Monday, February 4, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course is facilitated in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and meets the requirements for new food regulations under Virginia Code Section 12VAC5-421-55 Section. more>>


January 4, 2019

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccine

(DANVILLE, Virginia) – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special dispensing clinic Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Danville Community Farmers’ Market located at 629 Craghead St. in Danville. more>>