The mission of the Richmond City Health District is to promote healthy living, protect the environment, prevent disease and prepare the community for disasters.
The general operation hours at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Would you like to have a RCHD professional speak or provide a presentation to your group or organization? If so, the RCHD Speaker’s Bureau can help. We have a group of professional members who can present on a variety of public health topics or services. Please click here to go to the full Speaker’s Bureau webpage.
Resolve to Get Active-Join a Free Fitness Class!
Hey RVA! Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier, happier new you? The Active RVA Warriors program recently graduated its first class of fearless fitness leaders who are prepared to motivate and inspire you to reach your health and wellness goals. Warriors offer free fitness classes in various locations throughout the city including schools, community centers, churches and senior residential facilities. Grab a friend and head to one of these free classes today! Click here for a list of class offerings and locations.
The Richmond City community group called The H.E.L.P., Healing, Educating, and Loving People currently provides full HIV/STI screenings every Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. at 208 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA. The group also conducts educational trainings/sessions on topics such as domestic violence and mental wellness.
The Richmond City Health District’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative wants to help make your house safer and healthier. Find out why and how to keep away pests and mold growth. You can also learn how to prevent trips, falls and fires as well as make the air in your home cleaner. For information, contact us at 804-205-3500 x7 ”or visit us at www.healthyhomesrchd.com
Creating a community culture: Connecting fathers to their families Richmondfatherhood.org
Call: (804) 482-8005
Attention Richmond building contractors: The law is changing. Will your work disturb ≥ 6 sq ft of LEAD-BASED PAINTED SURFACE? If so, you must become a Certified Renovator to work on pre-1978 housing or child- occupied facilities. Click here to learn more. Email our staff to find out how we can help you become certified.
Richmond City Health District congratulates Richmond Public Schools on being acknowledged by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth for adopting a 100% tobacco-free policy that restricts smoking and the use of any tobacco or smoking products by anyone on school property, school grounds, and school-sponsored events! The 100% tobacco-free policy is an important intervention that will reduce exposure to harmful effects of tobacco and help prevent youth from starting use of tobacco. Parents and members of the public are encouraged to support our schools in this effort to protect the health of our youth and make our community healthier.For more information about preventing tobacco use in our schools, visit http://vfhy.org/tobacco.
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The Richmond City Health District (RCHD) received a Public Health and Health Services grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support obesity prevention initiatives. RCHD will partner with Richmond Public Schools, the Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children, the YMCA and Virginia Commonwealth University to implement a number of innovative strategies to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. These include “Smarter Lunchrooms” to improve the school food environment, hydration stations in elementary schools to encourage students to drink more water, and healthy eating and physical activity standards for out-of-school programs. CDC Public Health Prevention Service Fellow Abbey Johnson and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Thompson are the lead coordinators for the school initiatives. They can be reached at Abigail.email@example.com and Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Worker's Class (food handlers) is a basic 4-hour course for line workers and persons who prepare or cook food. Cost is $30.00. Persons who complete training will receive a certificate.
The Food Manager’s Class is a two-day class that's geared towards line supervisors and managers.
This will be required training per State Food
Regulations to have a Certified Manager on staff
at all restaurants. Cost is $150.00 per person.
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Call 804-205-3912 to register!
The Richmond City Health District is now providing linkage to care services for persons living with HIV in Central Virginia. Our program staff will provide assistance to clients by connecting them to medical care and other support services such as mental health and substance abuse. They will also conduct outreach and education services to the community aimed at increasing awareness. Assistance is offered to medical providers and case managers that provide care to persons living with HIV, who have clients that are no longer in care or are at risk of becoming lost to care. In addition, our program staff will conduct routine follow-up and retention services to clients to keep them actively engaged in their medical care.
For more information about HIV linkage to cares services, contact Pamela Price at Pamela.email@example.com or Suzanne Roberts at 804-205-3751.
SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS
AT MOSBY RESOURCE CENTER
1536 Coalter Street
Sports physicals for MLK and Armstrong students
Call 786-0204 for an appointment
Richmond Teen Pregnancy
Rate Drops 40%
The Richmond City Health District Adolescent Health Program is delighted about reporting fewer teen pregnancies in the City of Richmond. The teen pregnancy rate from 2008 to 2012 shows a remarkable 40% drop. The Adolescent Health Program focuses on helping teens make healthy choices about their future and creating a supportive environment for adolescent health education throughout the City of Richmond.
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Know the facts! GYT: Get Yourself Tested
False assumptions about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)-how they're spread, treated, and prevented-are everywhere and it can be especially hard for people to get the facts. Here are five things you need to know:
Because half of the estimated 20 million STDs that occur in the United States each year are among young people, STD Awareness Month 2015 is focused on this population. This month-long observance provides an opportunity to clear up misperceptions about STD prevention and testing, and confront the unique challenges that young people face when it comes to preventing these infections.
Half of all sexually active young people in the United States will get an STD by the time they're 25-and most won't know it.
Not having sex is the only way to prevent STDs. This includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex. If you are sexually active, however, you can lower your risk of getting STDs by:
For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/features/stdawareness/index.html
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The Richmond City Health District wants residents of the Richmond community to know that your public health department is fully involved and is working collaboratively with State and local agencies as well as private sector partners to enhance preparedness and to properly respond to the possibility of encountering a case of Ebola within our community. Although the risk of exposure to the general public is low, we are taking steps to protect the public’s health, just as we do everyday throughout the year. Foremost, we encourage you to become informed about the Ebola virus and to separate fact from fiction. Information about Ebola is provided on the Virginia Department of Health’s website at www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/ebola/ and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.
Answers to frequently asked questions and information can also be obtained by calling an Ebola hotline established by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) at 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343). The Virginia 211 Call Center will answer calls using frequently asked questions developed by VDH. The Richmond City Health District Speakers Bureau can also be contacted to request presentations of educational information about Ebola virus.
Have you received your flu shot? If not, come to the Richmond City Health District on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Flu shots are given by appointment only with limited walk-ins. Call 804-482-5500 to make an appointment.Visit www.flu.gov for more flu information.
Sadly, we are suspending the Richmond Smiles Mobile Dental Program while we work diligently with our community partners and potential funders to determine how to meet the oral health needs of our citizens.
REFERRAL TO LOW COST DENTAL CARE Click Here
Working with community partners to provide health and referral services in RRHA communities.
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