The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) provides a comprehensive set of public health programs and services for Richmond City. RCHD efforts include clinical, field and community based efforts in the area of reproductive health, communicable disease control, various categorical public health programs, environmental health, and disaster preparedness and response.
The mission of RCHD 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.
Mayor Levar Stoney is calling on parents of 5th graders to help them LEVEL UP! to the 6th grade by getting the required Tdap vaccination. All students who return this completed form will be entered into a school-wide drawing for a $50.00 gift card. See your pediatrician for a vaccination or click here for an immunization schedule. Challenge ends on June 2nd. En Espanol.
April is National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month—a time to raise awareness on issues impacting health disparities and health equity in America. The theme for 2017, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, emphasizes the collaborative, community-level work being done across the nation to help achieve health equity.
The conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age have significant impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families, and their communities. Learn more at https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM17/.
April is STD Awareness Month
Once nearing elimination, national data find that syphilis is thriving. Rates are on the rise among men, women, newborns, a majority of age groups, all regions, and almost every race/ethnicity. Syphilis’s resurgence highlights its ability to affect many communities at anytime and anywhere. We cannot accept this as the new normal, and together, we can and must reverse these increases. Know your status. Get tested. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/2017syphilis.htm for more information.
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