RHHD Blog: Well Read


World Aids Day 2023

World AIDS Day 2023

Friday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day, a global day of remembrance. UNAIDS founded World AIDS Day in 1988 as the first international day for global health. Each year, UNAIDS brings agencies, governments, and organizations together around a campaign theme. The 2023 theme is “Let Communities Lead.” The theme emphasizes “person-centered public health services” and calls for foregrounding... Continue reading


RHHD and RPS: A winning team!

  The dropping temperatures mean that winter sports have arrived! While student athletes are embarking on basketball, indoor track, wrestling, and cheer seasons, RHHD is celebrating one of our own: sports physicals season. Community Health Nurse Manager Amy Popovich notes that Virginia requires middle- and high-school-aged students to have a sports physical before participating in sporting competitions,... Continue reading

A BEACON of public health

RRHD’s own Virginia Slattum was the recent recipient of VDH’s third quarter BEACON award. Her award letter shares the following: “As a BEACON award winner, your efforts have exemplified Breaking Barriers, Empathy, Art of Caring, Community Advocacy, Original Ideas, and Never Ending Diligence. You are a great example for VDH nurses across the state.” Congratulations to Virginia on this well-deserved honor! Continue reading


Happy Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov. 12-18 marks National Nurse Practitioner Week. Virginia’s Certificate of Recognition acknowledges the state’s 15,000 licensed NPs and praises them for expanding access to high-quality care while building sustained relationships with patients. At RHHD, we’re proud to work with and celebrate six of these 15,000, whose expertise and commitment improves health in our community every day! Tracey Avery-Geter,... Continue reading

WIC heads to RCH   

Attention, expectant parents and parents of little ones: the WIC program is changing offices. Monday, Nov. 6 is WIC’s last day in the 400 E. Cary St. Office. They’ll be open for business on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Richmond Community Hospital. The move is designed to meet growing participation on the East End. Here’s the new contact... Continue reading

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It’s open enrollment season!  

Nov. 1 marked the start of the 2024 Affordable Care Act open enrollment season. This year for the first time, Virginia is using its own Insurance Marketplace. Virginia residents will need to visit that site to enroll. The Virginia Marketplace provides information about translation services and contact options. Enroll by Jan. 15 for coverage in 2024! Continue reading

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Conocimientos básicos en salud organizacional en el lugar de trabajo: trabajadores comunitarios de la salud, educación y asociaciones

En RHHD, los trabajadores comunitarios de la salud están ideando formas creativas para enseñar sobre salud en sus iniciativas educativas y de divulgación. Los trabajadores comunitarios de la salud trabajan en centros de recursos de RHHD o con grupos que tienen necesidades de salud únicas. Algunos trabajadores comunitarios de la salud multilingües trabajan en comunidades... Continue reading

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Firefighter Cody’s smoke detector tips

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. While you’re changing your clocks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission also encourages you to test your smoke detector and replace the batteries for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. In addition to CPSC’s advice, Firefighter Cody offers the following tips: Place smoke detectors on the ceiling because smoke rises. Position your detectors... Continue reading

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Organizational health literacy at work: Community Health Workers, education, and partnership

Across RHHD, Community Health Workers—or CHWs—are coming up with creative ways to build health literacy into their education and outreach efforts. CHWs work in RHHD’s resource centers or with groups who have unique health needs. Some multilingual CHWs work in communities where English is not a first or even second language. When these CHWs create community programs, even if... Continue reading