News Releases

Chesterfield Health District Offers You the Tools to Help End Overdoses
May 3, 2024

Fentanyl-laced street drugs are driving a surge in fatal overdoses. Think this can’t happen to you or someone you love? Talk to Jennifer Jurlando. Her brother, Mark Jurlando, beat a drug habit in his teens with rehab, lived a fulfilling life for 40 years, and then relapsed after a cancer diagnosis, taking prescribed pain medicine after surgery. His life fell apart, and he died in a hotel room from a heroin overdose with fentanyl. More

Make Pediatrician Appointments Now for Your Students
May 2, 2024

While most parents are making preparations before school ends, don’t forget about preparations before school begins. Making sure students have required immunizations means safer, healthier communities. Families who have preschool, 6th and 11th grade students should book an appointment for your child’s immunizations now to avoid delays when school starts in August. More

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Continue to be an Asset for Chesterfield Health District
April 29, 2024

When disasters strike, volunteers put themselves last and respond to help wherever they’re needed. At the Virginia Department of Health, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of medical and non-medical community members who volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and health emergencies. More