Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Coordinated by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Deborah Alston, Infant and Toddler Specialist, Peninsula Region
Patricia Marickovich, Infant and Toddler Specialist, Piedmont Region
Pamela Parham, RN, BSN, Peninsula Child Care Health Consultant
Registration deadline is December 2, 2009.
Deborah Alston, firstname.lastname@example.org
(757) 229-7940 ext. 201
- a 5-10 minute power point presentation with a script
- newsletter article
- list of resources
- handouts and flyers
A Pinch of Prevention is especially designed for program directors, school and community leaders, and others to present during parent meetings. Topics include: Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs, Asthma, Booster Seat, FAMIS, Family Fitness and Influenza.Please go to this link for more information and for registration.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia
(off Princess Anne Road by the Amphitheater)
Receive information from 70+ vendors on: Children/Adult Disability Services, Recreational Programs, Vocational Information, Respite Services, Support/Advocacy Groups, Transition Services, Housing Information, Legal Services, Durable Medical Equipment Providers, Assistive Technology, and much more……….Sponsored by the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children and the Virginia Beach Special Education Advisory Committee.
To learn more about the Resource Fair or Virginia Beach SEAC, contact any of the following:
Office of Programs for Exceptional Children 263-2400
Parent Support & Information Center 263-2066
Sandy Hermann, SEAC Chairperson 368-5327
JoAnna Bryant, SEAC 285-2725
Friday, October 16, 2009
- How CINCH works
- Engaging the community
- Your unique contributions
- Blue Prints for Action
- The Reality of Working with Funders
To register for this event please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=jFQr9dvQlgxGVd3C8p7sSQ_3d_3d
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The registration is $15.00 and it includes six CHES credits, educational material, and lunch. Hotel has free parking, located off I-64 in the Innsbrook business area, and handicapped accessible. To register for this event go to:
If additional information is needed, please contact by email BA.Caro-Justin@vdh.virginia.gov or by phone, 804-864-7876.
1. If you go into a restaurant and there is smoking, what can you do? First, restaurants can create smoking rooms that are physically separated and properly vented. However, if you observe someone smoking in a non-smoking area you should first discuss with the issue with the manager. If he does not ask the patron to cease smoking, contact the local health department and report the incident. You can also report the incident to local law enforcement
2. Who issues the citations? What is the amount of the citation? Local law enforcement can issue citations. The maximum civil penalty is $25
3. How often can they receive citations? For each day they are in violation
4. What happens if they continually refuse to be smoke free? The law only authorizes a maximum $25 civil penalty. The permit to operate a restaurant is linked to compliance with the new smoking law.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009 11:00 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009 3:30 AM
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? In Sickness and In Wealth
Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:00 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009 3:30 AM
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? When The Bough Breaks/Becoming American
Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:00 PM
Monday, October 26, 2009 4:00 AM
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Bad Sugar/Place Matters
Sunday, November 01, 2009 11:00 PM
Monday, November 02, 2009 3:30 AM
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Collateral Damage/Not Just A Paycheck
This is the first year in IAC’s 15 year publishing history that its periodicals have been available online only, but their content remains as fresh and reliable as ever. You can find Needle Tips at www.immunize.org/nt and Vaccinate Adults at www.immunize.org/va.
Visit IAC’s Subscribe page (www.immunize.org/subscribe) to sign up for early notifications of future issues of these publications or to receive IAC Express, IAC’s free weekly e-mail newsletter, which complements IAC’s semiannual publications. Also, please forward this message to colleagues who may benefit from these valuable immunization publications.
Please join us for an interactive discussion that will focus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Guide evidence-based recommendations regarding asthma control and in-home environmental intervention programs.
EVENT DETAILSDate: October 22, 2009Time: 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time Presenter: Gema Dumitru, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Stay tuned for registration details - coming next week!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is a collection of attractive 1-page information sheets
that cover various groups of people (e.g., asthmatics,
diabetics, pregnant women) for whom influenza vaccine is
recommended. The collection also includes information for
the general public.
To access the information sheets in this collection, go to:
To access "Emergency Warning Signs," go to:
Monday, October 5, 2009
6 p.m. ~ Reception, Networking
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ~ Speakers and Q&A
Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road
Prescription medication overdosages, about 60% of them unintentional, take the lives of hundreds of Virginians of all ages every year. And the numbers are growing at an astounding rate. Intiatives to successfully address this problem must include partners from a variety of interest areas: families, law enforcement, mental health, pediatric health, substance abuse, poison control, injury prevention and many others. Here is an event that will provide some initial information on the problem, and an opportunity for concerned individuals to find out about prevention initiatives. Please share the attached info with others who may be interested.
October 31, 2009
The Founders Inn & Spa, 5641 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Morning plenary guest speaker, the Honorable Michael O. Royster M.D. Director of Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy Luncheon speaker distinguished David A Rosin, M.D., Medical Director, Division of Mental Health Substance Abuse, Virginia Beach Health District
Sponsored byMinority Health Coalition of South Hampton Roads, Inc. & AstraZeneca
COST TO INCLUDE CONFERENCE MATERIALS & LUNCH
$25.00 IN ADVANCE AT THE DOOR$35.00
Contact: Gloria D. Smith
757/ 625-4248 ext.21
8:30: Registration, Breakfast & Networking 9:00 - 11:00: Presentations & Panel Discussion
Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach Center for Higher Education
1881 University Drive
Topic: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health
Updates from Access Partnership & the Oral Health Improvement Coalition will also be provided.
Enjoy a light breakfast and networking prior to the presentations!
This free event is generously hosted by ODU College of Health Sciences.Space is limited so please RSVP early.
Call 853-8500 Ext. 124 to register or for additional information
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
If you need additional information, please contact me either by email or by phone, 804-864-7876 (direct line). We look forward to seeing you on November 5th. Thank YOU! Bunny Caro-Justin
Friday, September 25, 2009
RICHMOND -- A new law passed by Congress earlier this year provides an immediate opportunity for the state to improve the successful Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) program and cover more of the 129,000 uninsured children in Virginia. But if the General Assembly and the Governor don’t take the required action, some of the funding could disappear in less than two years. A new report from The Commonwealth Institute details the changes in the law and how Virginia should leverage the maximum funding available to help protect the health of Virginia’s children......
Check out our new report:
Covering More Kids in Virginia
It's the second annual Step Up for Kids Day, a time to remind officials that although they can't vote, the needs of babies, kids, and teens shouldn't be left out of policy conversations.
Speaking of young people and policy, watch for the Children's Budget from First Focus, coming September 30!
Friday, September 18, 2009
We are planning a Richmond press conference on Wednesday, September 30th to launch the HEALTHCARE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS coalition! The event will be held in the State Capital building, around lunchtime. We’ll let you know the specific room and time when details are finalized. In the meantime – please SAVE THE DATE & PLAN TO ATTEND –and bring colleagues and friends to fill the room!
Our Coalition has grown to 46 organizations, representing a wide spectrum of interests!! If you know of any groups that ought to be involved, please invite them to sign up. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and patience as we’ve been preparing for our roll-out!
Jill A. Hanken
Virginia Poverty Law Center
700 E. Franklin St. Suite 14T1
Richmond, VA 23219
804-782-9430 x 13
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We value your wisdom and experience and would love to afford you the opportunity to share your expertise with other area professionals in the field of early care and education. If you are interested in presenting at the upcoming conference, please complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible. Sessions are available from 9:45am-11:00am & 11:15am-12:30pm. The sessions will run for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each. Each presenter will be paid a stipend for their time.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Good company doesn't always mean healthy behavior -- at least that appears to be the case where friends and healthy eating are concerned. A study of childhood obesity in the United States found that children are far more likely to overeat in the company of friends than that of strangers. Lead author Sarah Salvy notes: "If we hope to change the growing obesity epidemic among children, friends and family need to be involved. If the environment in which children live doesn't change... any progress children may make in their eating behavior won't last."
Read the full article at:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Junior League Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Inc. and its Community Partner Network is launching this program. This event will support JLNVB Healthy Kids initiative of developing healthy diets, bodies and minds of local children. The campaign is designed to create a concentrated and passionate following of parents, educators, and children and equip them with the resources and education to promote a lifestyle centered on health and wellness. Saturday, September 12, 2009, 1:00-3:00 pm at Nauticus located at 1 Waterside Drive in Norfolk.
Fun for families:
Cooking demonstration with Young Chef's Academy, Fitness demonstrations with Jim White & Richard Harris, Healthy lifestyles with the World's Strongest Man, and FREE giveaways to all that attend.
Monday, August 31, 2009
ACT FAST…..as you know they are a hot commodity throughout all of Hampton Roads.
Together we can bridge important connections for families in our communities so that ALL children are ready to learn in Kindergarten!
Special Projects Coordinator
Smart Beginnings of South Hampton Roads
112 Granby St. Suite 500
Norfolk, VA 23510
Monday, August 24, 2009
The CINCH grant proposes to train two trainers in each city/town/county/health districts across Hampton Roads, for a total of 30 trainers. Each trainer will teach two 10-session classes (one in the fall and one in the spring) of 15 parents each. Funding is for one year. Our 5-year sustainability plan calls for a viral marketing effort. After year one, we will ask each trainer to continue for four more years, recruit two more trainers to teach two classes of 15 parents. We will work to continue this pattern of commitment in years two through four. If each trainer makes a commitment to this level of involvement, we will reach nearly a quarter of a million individuals with BodyWorks, thus creating a critical mass of families and trainers who better understand and practice healthy eating and activity. We expect this will also make a difference in our communities at the policy level as parents begin to expect more from themselves, their communities, and institutions with nutrition and physical activity availability.
Two Additional Infant Deaths Prompt Re-announcement of Simplicity "Close-Sleeper/Bedside Sleeper" Bassinets
We are very concerned that not enough families know about this critically important recall. We want consumers to stop using the bassinet and take it back to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit.
To see pictures of the Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets and for more information please visit our web site at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml09/09319.html
Due to the life-threatening hazard these bassinets pose to infants, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with friends, family, day care centers, and consignment stores to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet cove
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The conference will serve as a forum to discuss practices and policies that strengthen community health and well-being. Root, social, political and economic causes of health inequities in Virginia will be addressed. The goal of the conference is to increase the knowledge and ability of attendees to advance health equity through policies and practices that promote healthy communities.
To register and for more detailed information:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
An obesity cost-calculator where employers can input employee demographic data to estimate the total costs associated with obesity and determine annual obesity-related medical costs for their companies.
Information and resources to help employers plan, build, promote, and assess interventions to combat obesity.
Information on how employers can estimate return on investment, a measure of the cost of an intervention compared to the expected financial return of the intervention.
For more information go to:
Blacks had 51 percent higher prevalence of obesity, and Hispanics had 21 percent higher obesity prevalence compared with whites.
Greater prevalences of obesity for blacks and whites were found in the South and Midwest than in the West and Northeast. Hispanics in the Northeast had lower obesity prevalence than Hispanics in the Midwest, South or West.
For this study analysis, CDC analyzed the 2006−2008 BRFSS data.
For more, see Differences in Prevalence of Obesity Among Black, White, and Hispanic Adults — United States, 2006–2008.Also available in a PDF version (PDF-1.3Mb).
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
A study published in Health Psychology found that parents who are enthusiastic about strenuous team sports have children who are more active and spend less time in front of the TV or computer. However, when parents endorse moderate-intensity team sports and vigorous individual sports and household chores, only boys have increased activity levels. Lead author Cheryl Braselton Anderson says this disparity relates to parental attitudes toward the types of activities. "Parents encouraged sons to partake in team and individual sports, and vigorous-intensity home chores, more than they encouraged these activities for their daughters."
"Playing team sports, especially the more strenuous ones, really makes a difference in decreasing both boys' and girls' media use and making them more active," Anderson said. "It is a good idea for parents to adopt a positive attitude toward all types of vigorous physical activities for boys and girls and know that girls can and want to do them."
Read more at:http://www.apa.org/releases/parents-exercise.html
You can contact Program or Viewer Services at your local PBS station and ask them if they will schedule the series at the PBS national feed or another time during October.
For a station directory, visit mediaengage.org For a press release you can forward to friends and colleagues publicizing the rebroadcast, go to http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/press_area.php
Wednesday, August 12 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 20 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Health Department
1701 High Street
(Across from IC Norcom High School)
Please call 393-8585 ext. 8513
for more information.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Whatever you call it - torch fuel, tiki oil, bug lamps - fuel oil can be fatal if swallowed. Some people who drank it but didn't die were sick for prolonged periods of time. These products often look like apple juice, which is why it is easy to make a mistake. The liquid is the same color, the bottles are of similar heights, and the caps look alike. And, when poured out of their bottles, it's impossible to tell the difference. If swallowed, torch fuel can easily slide down into the lungs instead of going into the stomach. This causes pneumonia and also prevents the lungs from absorbing oxygen. Even small amounts in the lungs can be life-threatening or fatal. If you suspect that someone has swallowed, handled, or breathed in a poison, call the Poison Center right away. The 24-hour number is 1-800-222-1222. The experts that answer your call will tell you exactly what to do.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
There is also a Fight for Air Climb in Richmond on October 17th at the Richmond International Raceway.
Information/registration for both events is available at www.lungva.org.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Lead author Y. Claire Wang says, "The evidence is now clear that replacing these 'liquid calories' with calorie-free beverage alternatives both at home and in schools represents a key strategy to eliminate excess calories and prevent childhood obesity."
Read the full article at:http://www.mailmanschool.org/news/display.asp?id=732
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Camps for children, young adults and families range from programs conducted for several hours in a day (not overnight) to programs that are residential and involve many weeks in group settings. At this time, CDC recommends the primary means to reduce spread of influenza in camps focus on early identification of ill campers and staff, staying home (or away from others) when ill, good cough and hand hygiene etiquette, and environmental controls that encourage use of these hygiene practices. Learn more >>
For more information, see the CDC H1N1 Flu website
The Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health has been busy developing a program to help children with special health care needs access early oral health care and prevent dental disease. We have developed educational materials and oral health presentations for health care professionals, case managers, educators, and parents. Now we have our children with special needs information on the Division of Dental Health website: http://www.vahealth.org/dental
Friday, June 12, 2009
Corri Miller-Hobbs, Coordinator
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The conference planning committee is also seeking funding for sponsorship. Please direct any questions about sponsorship to Cecilia Barbosa (email@example.com).
Website for more information http://www.virginiahealthequityconference.com/
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
coalitions and the public health community. If you are interested in
attending and/or would like more information about the conference once it is made available, please fill out the form at the following website www.ilmaternal.org/ncihc2010.htm.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Upon completion of the course, the learner should be able to:
· Identify the incidence of asthma
· Identify potential triggers
· Identify three effects of asthma on the lungs
· Identify three basic symptoms of acute asthma episodes
· Identify asthma emergency symptoms
· Differentiate between “rescue” and “controller” medications used in asthma management
· State the importance of peak flow monitoring and asthma action plans
· Understand asthma and special conditions
· Understand asthma and school issues (or issues in your special program)
Email CINCH@evms.edu to register.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This webinar will provide information on the role of positive parenting in preventing child maltreatment. Speakers will present information on the Circle of Parents program implemented in Florida, results of an evaluation of the program, and information on fatherhood initiatives. Circle of Parents is a network of parent lead, self-help groups for parent and care givers to share ideas, celebrate success and address the challenges surrounding parenting. Circle of Parents strengthens families and prevents child abuse and neglect through mutual, self-help parent support groups Information on the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program will be provided, as well as experiences in implementing the pilot in several counties in South Carolina. The program uses a multi-level, parenting, and family support strategy that aims to prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/387470810
Friday, April 24, 2009
or 668.7500 or 1.800. 395.2453
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
When: May 13th, 2009, 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: Hilton Norfolk Airport
1500 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502
Please visit http://www.vahealth.org/WIC/Champion/index.htm for more information and to register online!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
If you have any difficulty with online registration, please call 1-800-642-1184 x.213
May 15-16, 2009
Consortium for Infant & Child Health (CINCH)
Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
855 West Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
They have selected and created materials on SIDS, SUID, safe sleep, and related topics that can be accessed directly online. The latest posting is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Reducing the Risk -- Online Training for Nurses featuring Hanan Kallash, speaking at the Seattle Children's Hospital and Program Support Center.
This free, hour-long audioconference allow participants to listen by phone to lively discussions between Institute staff, national policy experts, and city officials on best practices and key opportunities for municipal leadership on behalf of children, youth, and families. One day prior to the event, each audioconference registrant will receive an e-mail or fax message that will provide a toll-free, dial-in number. To register http://www.nlc.org/IYEF/yefevents.aspx
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week 2009! As you may already know, this year’s theme is Building the Foundation for a Healthy America. Starting this week (April 6-12), join others around the nation in working to raise awareness of public health’s critical role in ensuring a healthy America.
Let’s face it - as a nation we’re not nearly as healthy as we should be. Compared to other developed nations, we’re lagging far behind.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, we can make America the healthiest nation in just one generation. For more information go to www.nphw.org
Week of the Young Child is April 19-25, 2009! Tools and information for Week of the Young Child will help you plan exciting events to celebrate children and raise awareness of their needs. Check out these resources and start planning ways to bring your community together for children! For more information go to http://www.naeyc.org/about/woyc/
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
When it comes to losing weight, what's best -- more protein? Less fat? Fewer carbohydrates? According to a new study, it doesn't matter -- calories do. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System compared four different diets over the course of two years and found that reducing calorie intake was the key. Participants in all four groups had similar decreases in weight and waist circumference.
Read the press release at:http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2009-releases/diets-weight-loss-carbohydrate-protein-fat.html
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
meeting on February 20th.
We have scheduled several input sessions in April via webinar and
in-person meetings. Just select which session best fits your schedule. Scheduled sessions are:
· Wed., Apr. 1st, 9:30 - 11:00 am - In-person meeting
(EV Williams Hall)
· Thur., Apr. 9th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Webinar**
· Tues., Apr. 14th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Webinar**
· Mon., Apr. 20th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - In-person meeting
(EV Williams Hall)
**Can only accommodate up to 16 callers. **
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
WHERE: Kaufman-Duckworth Hall 224, Old Dominion University Campus
It is often said that children are resilient, that they bounce back from adverse experiences unaffected. It is also commonly thought that difficult circumstances faced in childhood are left in the past when we become adults. Research findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) show that nothing could be further from the truth. In his presentation Dr. Robert Anda, one of the lead investigators in this research, will discuss how childhood experiences are have major impacts on poor quality of life, illness and even death in adults.
Presentation is free and open to the Public. For more information call Dr. Lucien Lombardo 757-683-3800 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Each year, more than 100 children ages 14 and under die as a result of unintentional poisoning. Non-pharmaceutical products such as cosmetics, cleaning substances, plants, foreign bodies, toys, pesticides, art supplies, and alcohol are responsible for 56 percent of poisoning exposures for children under 5 years of age. Parents need to store these products up and away from children, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Learn more about how to keep your child safe from poisoning by visiting Safe Kids Poison
Thursday, March 12, 2009
April 3, 2009 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in Richmond, Virginia.
DEAN’S SEMINAR SERIES
Dr. Karen Remley-State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
Friday, March 27, 2009 12-1 p.m.
Health Sciences Building, Room 2000
TOPIC: Infant Mortality – A Gap that Needs to Narrow
A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18th to reserve a space.
Another class is "Food, Weight and Body Image -- Helping Children and Teens Feel Confident and Healthy" with Dr. Linda Mintle. Professional Workshop is May 13, 9:30-11:30 at CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point (address above). The parent workshop is Wednesday May 13, 7-9 p.m. ad CHKD 6th Floor classroom, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk.
Please take advantage of this opportunity...
Mar. 24- PEI 1141: Case Doc./Court Appearance (NO scholarships left)
Apr. 4- PEI 1021: Infant Care-0-12 mo. (4 scholarship slots left)
Apr. 20-PEI 1031: Infant Care-13-36 mo. (2 scholarship slots left)
May 11- PEI 1041: Infant Care- 36mo.-5 yr.) (1 scholarship slot left)
For more information go to www.sqone.org
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If any of you have questions or if I can be of assistance please do let me know. If you all do decide to have some sort of event if you could let me know that would be fantastic.
Nicole Pugar, Nicole@vfhf.org
Kick Butts day resources - http://kickbuttsday.org/resources/downloads.php
Date: March 16, 2009
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 105 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Registration: $65.00 by March 10th
For more information and to register online: http://www.htsac.org/
Monday, February 23, 2009
The mission of The ART of Driving® is two-fold: First, to increase awareness among teens and parents of the unique risks faced by young drivers and to impress upon them the need for improved training, increased supervised time behind-the-wheel, and increased parental involvement; Second, to advocate for improvements in driver education for our youth.
For more information about the program, visit the Web site http://www.theartofdriving.org/ or contact Robin Thompson directly at 703-968-0975 or email@example.com.
Visually Enhanced Therapy: Identifying, Understanding and Managing Visual, Vestibular, Sensory Processing, Attention & Balance Problems. March 5 & 6 Register at www.achievementsseminar.com or by phone (410) 486-4882
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Pediatric Perspectives & Practices on Transitioning Adolescents with Special Needs to Adult Health Care
Pediatric Perspectives and Practices on Transitioning Adolescents with Special Needs to Adult Health Care
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time: 5:30 (dinner) 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane
Fee: $50 non-Hampton resident
Friday, February 13, 2009
The Roundtable on Health Literacy will host a workshop on February 26, 2009, to assess existing approaches for measuring health literacy, review health system-level approaches to assessing health literacy, and provide a vision for what can be done in population-based measurements of health literacy. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Strengthening Benefit-Cost Methodology for the Evaluation of Early Childhood Interventions, March 4-5, 2009 Washington, DC
Federal and state agencies have demonstrated significant interest in expanding investments in early childhood education programs in order to improve the healthy development of children and youth, strengthen academic achievement, expand labor productivity in future generations, and increase U.S. global competitiveness. However, opinion differs as to how best to assess the effect of these programs. Hosted by the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, this workshop is designed to identify major challenges in benefit-cost analysis of early childhood interventions and opportunities to strengthen benefit-cost methodology.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
To join via polycom, contact Rich Watson by February 20th at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 804-864-7179. If you prefer to join us at the Madison Building, Mezzanine Conference Room site, please contact Susan Triggs at email@example.com or call her at 804-864-7429. here is the link to the UNC site http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2009/
Monday, February 2, 2009
Safety seats that are old, used, borrowed or abused may harm your child in a crash. During the month of February 2009, drop off that old seat at any location below for a $5.oo Reward.
Wal-Mart Supercenters, DMV Customer Service Centers in Hampton Roads, AAA Offices in Hampton Roads
For more information: http://www.drivesafehr.org/posters/2009_ChildSafetySeatRoundUp.pdf
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Date: March 16, 2009
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Place: Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites, 105 Visitor Center Dr. Williamsburg, Va
Early Registration: by February 13th is $55.00
Regular Registration: March 10th $65.00
Special Nightly Room Rates $75.00
For more information: www.htsac.org
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World teaches parents how to raise healthy kids in an over-scheduled, fast-food, video-game world by making simple choices, easy changes, and instilling good habits that will improve everyone's life today and forever.
For more information on her book go to: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/Product_detail.asp?sku=1401604129
January 27, 2009, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge is a free, web-based resource that motivates schools to put their wellness policy to work through a series of nutrition and physical activity challenges. Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge prepares schools for success by providing step-by-step instructions to engage key groups like students, teachers, administrators, nutrition directors, parents, and community volunteers. We already know that healthy eating and physical activity contribute to improved academic performance, attendance, and behavior—as well as lifelong health and well-being. Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge provides schools with a flexible framework, filled with free and low-cost resources, to make children’s health a part of every school day!
To register, e-mail Kristin Brittle, Virginia Action for Healthy Kids Liaison.
Questions? Call (888) 779-7022
Please click on the link to view it http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/Immunization/VFC/documents/backpage/Backpage_Jan_Feb2009.pdf
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
NEW! This year we are offering attendees a chance to Speed Date with area foundation representatives. Take this opportunity to get your questions answered straight from funders!
Representatives include those from The Beazley Foundation, The Norfolk Foundation/The Virgina Beach Foundation, Obici Healthcare Foundation, Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation, Portsmouth Community Foundation and The United Way of South Hampton Roads.
$100.00- 2009 Nonprofit & Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Council Members
$150.00- On-site registration
Call (757) 624-2400 for Group and Student Rates
To register, click here or contact Vanessa Evans, Director of Training and Technology, at (757) 624-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Asthma Forum is not just another conference.
For a year-round resource and mentoring network to support your asthma management program, visit and join the Communities in Action for Asthma-Friendly Environments Online Community Network at www.asthmacommunitynetwork.org.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
From I64 and East (Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Chesapeake)
On I64 West take US60/VA143 exit-EXIT 267, County Street/Hampton University
Turn left onto Settlers Landing Road at end of exit ramp. Go 1.3 miles.
Turn Left onto KECOUGHTAN ROAD. Go 0.2 miles.
Turn Right onto Victoria Blvd/VA 143 (Darling Stadium is on the right corner)
Continue on Victoria. Go 1 mile, crossing LaSalle Avenue (Traffic light).
Turn left on Algonquin Street and right into parking lot behind building.
From I64 and West (Richmond, Gloucester, Newport News, Williamsburg)
On I64 East take the LaSalle Ave/VA167 S exit-Exit 265A
Continue straight on LaSalle Ave for 1 mile, crossing Pembroke Ave,
and Settlers Landing Road, and Shell Road.(All traffic lights)
Turn Right onto Victoria Blvd. Continue 0.5 miles.
Turn left on Algonquin Street and right into parking lot behind building.
From I 664/Monitor-Mericmac (Portsmouth or VB/Chspk alternate rte)
After crossing the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge/Tunnel continue on I-664 N.
Take the Powhatan Parkway exit- EXIT 2.
Turn right onto Powhatan Parkway Continue 0.7 miles, crossing Pembroke
Avenue and Shell Road.
Turn left onto Victoria Blvd. Continue 0.7 miles.
Turn right on Algonquin Street and right into parking lot behind building.
Hampton Health Department is a one story, red brick building on the corner of Victoria Boulevard and Algonquin Street. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The course is a 12 week distance-learning program with two mid-course days. Continuing education credits are provided for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Physician Assistants (AAPA), Respiratory Therapists (AARC) and Nurses (CA BRN - applicable nationally). The course covers (1) Asthma facts (2) What is Asthma and who gets it (3) Physiology of the respiratory tract (4) The mechanisms of Asthma (5) Initial assessment and diagnosis of Asthma and classification of severity (6) Controlling the things that make Asthma worse (7) Asthma medications and devices (8) Managing Asthma over time (9) Management of special populations and special situations (10) Patient education to promote self-management and (11) Spirometry. The course begins March 13, 2009 and ends June 5, 2009.
If you would like more information, click on this link http://www.nrtc-usa.org/upcomingtrainingprograms.htm or call 757 668-6455 and speak to Cynthia Collins-Odoms, NRTC Education Coordinator.
Read the full article at:http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2008/r081114.htm
Monday, January 5, 2009
January 14, 2009
The annual "Here's to Your Health" Legislative Reception will give you an opportunity to talk with state legislators in a social setting and tell them why Virginia needs to be smokefree!
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Old City Hall, 1001 East Broad Street, Richmond
Legislative reception is RSVP for legislators only.
January 21, 2009
Lobby Day at the General Assembly will give you an opportunity to talk with your state legislators and/or their assistant about the need for smokefree public places and other issues important to lung health.
Time: 9:30 a.m. at the Library of Virginia.
Lobby Day is RSVP for all to email@example.com
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The one sheet item describes how to use an MDI (with and without a spacer/chamber), how to prime it, how to clean it, what an HFA inhaler is, and how the new propellant improves medication delivery in the lungs.