RHHD Celebrates National Public Health Week April 1 – 7 

RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) celebrate National Public Health Week April 1 – 7. National Public Health Week gives staff and residents the opportunity to reflect on the life-saving and enriching work that public health professionals do to serve Richmond and Henrico residents and help them thrive. 

“The heart of public health is our public health workforce,” says RHHD Director Dr. Elaine Perry. “It’s wonderful to take time each year to recognize the amazing work they do to support our communities. This is a week for celebration and gratitude.”  

RHHD has accomplished the following in service of its mission to protect health, champion equity, and partner to address local needs: 

  • Collaborated with Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools nurses to distribute of 945 doses of school-required immunizations for 714 middle and high school aged children at 27 in-school events, spring 2024 to date. 
  • Announced, through the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation, $351,000 in new funding on Jan. 22, 2024, for community partners addressing social determinants of health including substance use disorder, maternal child health, and mental and behavioral health. 
  • Provided Community Health Workers at 409 local Outreach and Community Events in 2023. 
  • Completed 5018 food service inspections throughout Richmond and Henrico in 2023. 
  • Completed 73 Healthy Homes Assessments and 119 Healthy Homes phone education and consultations in 2023. 
  • Distributed 1240 boxes of Narcan (each containing two doses of the opioid overdose reversal medication) at community events and encounters and 43 boxes at Resource Centers in 2023.

For more information on how RHHD is celebrating National Public Health Week, look for daily updates on social media and on Well Read, the RHHD blog, at rhhd.gov/blog. 


Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are sister public health agencies serving our connected communities. Our mission is to protect health, champion equity, and partner to address local needs. 

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