Lord Fairfax & Rappahannock-Rapidan Encourage Students

Lord Fairfax & Rappahannock-Rapidan Encourage Students“One School, One Book, One Question” is a worldwide program that encourages school communities to share the experience of reading a chosen book to discuss a significant question. In the centennial of the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic, the Mountain Vista Governor’s School community selected, Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata. The 2018 MVGS One Question was, How do diseases and natural disasters impact society, past and present, and how can science and public policy learn from them to protect our future? In a collaborative effort between Lord Fairfax and the Rappahannock-Rapidan health districts, staff attended the One Book Conference and led break-out sessions on topics ranging from medicine, epidemiology, and the impact of a pandemic on critical services.  Health Director Dr. Colin Greene, Epidemiologist Meredith Davis, Population Health Coordinator April Achter, Epidemiologist Daniel Ferrell, LHEC Kathy Hatter, and Public Health Nurse (PHN) Katrin Wince all played a role during the event.  It was a great opportunity to both educate students and introduce them to future career options in public health.