RHHD Blog: Well Read

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CPR instruction comes to RHHD!      

What do Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” all have in common? Their tempos are all within the 100-120 beats per minute that help you keep track of CPR compressions! These songs were all on the playlist greeting RHHD employees as they attended the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support training in February.... Continue reading

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Substance use response at RHHD: Meet Jasmine Blue!  

Gateway’s community work fills a vital role in our region’s efforts to address substance use disorder (SUD) through prevention, harm reduction, recovery, and treatment. RHHD recently hired a new Substance Use Disorder Coordinator to help create links within these areas and across our community. Below, get to know Jasmine Blue, who says one important step residents can take is registering for Rapid... Continue reading

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Health Equity Fund Spotlight: Gateway Community Health     

This week, we continue highlighting some of the newest Health Equity Fund (HEF) recipients. The HEF—which is administered by the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation and supported by the City of Richmond and RHHD—announced its most recent round of funding last month. Gateway Community Health is a HEF recipient in the focus area of Substance Use and Recovery. The organization... Continue reading

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Health Equity Fund Spotlight: Daily Planet Health Services    

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the newest Health Equity Fund (HEF) recipients. The HEF—which is administered by the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation and supported by the City of Richmond and RHHD—announced its most recent round of funding last month. Recipients applied for dedicated funding in one of the HEF’s key focus areas, including... Continue reading

Get to know Amy Popovich, RHHD’s Outstanding Woman!

On Feb. 1, YWCA Richmond announced its 2024 Class of Outstanding Women Awards Honorees. This award recognizes leaders who “have made significant contributions to our community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication, and inspiring achievements.” RHHD’s own Community Health Nurse Manager, Amy Popovich, was included among these 2024 Honorees. She joins the more than 300 leaders... Continue reading

RHHD in the media: “HIV affects everyone”  

Wednesday, Feb. 7, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and to mark the occasion, RHHD took to the news. Dr. Qadira Stewart, RHHD’s Community Health Worker Supervisor, appeared on CBS 6 and NBC12, sharing information about the racial disparities that exist in HIV/AIDS data nationally and in our region. Dr. Stewart highlighted the need for more education, support, and trust building... Continue reading

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which means it’s an important opportunity to review the strategies we have for preventing cervical cancer, starting with screening and vaccination for Human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common STI in the United States. When it’s not detected or treated, it can cause cancers like cervical cancer. In 2020, CDC reported 11,542... Continue reading