RHHD Blog: Well Read


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


Salmonella alert: Gills Onions recall

Don’t let Salmonella slow you down this Halloween; let’s save the green faces for Frankenstein’s Monster and Elphaba. CDC has issued a recall for Gills Onions products in light of Salmonella cases in 22 states, including Virginia. CDC recommends throwing away any of the products included in the recall (you can see the full list at the alert) and contacting... Continue reading