Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kick Butts Day 2009

Are you interested in organizing a Kick Butts Day on March 25th. As you may know, this is a campaign created by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and helps to raise young adult's awareness about the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke.

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,

Kick Butts day resources -

"Green" Asthma Inhaler - discount price at Walmart

GlaxoSmithKline has teamed with Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, to tap the market for "green" asthma inhalers. The inhalers contain albuterol, a drug that provides asthma and emphysema sufferers with immediate relief. They are powered by hydrofluoroalkane, or HFA, a more ecologically friendly propellant than chlorofluorocarbons. CFCs damage the Earth's protective ozone layer. At $9 per prescription, the 60-dose ReliOn Ventolin inhaler that GSK production workers in Zebulon fill and package for Wal-Mart is the least expensive. To read more:

Inhalant Abuse Prevention Conference

Virginia Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition invites you to their 2nd Annual conference.
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:

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Art of driving - Program for Teens and Parents

The Art of driving is an educational awareness program for teen drivers and their parents.
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 or contact Robin Thompson directly at 703-968-0975 or

Therapy Workshop for pediatrics

A workshop for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Exercise Specialists, Occupational Therapists, etc and other healthcare professionals involved in water therapy programs. To Register go to:

Visually Enhanced Therapy: Identifying, Understanding and Managing Visual, Vestibular, Sensory Processing, Attention & Balance Problems. March 5 & 6 Register at or by phone (410) 486-4882

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pediatric Perspectives & Practices on Transitioning Adolescents with Special Needs to Adult Health Care

The HSC Foundation, in collaboration with The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health (formerly Incenter Strategies) is pleased to announce the availability of a new Fact Sheet on the provision of transition support services in pediatric practices. Click below to view or download the Fact Sheet:
Pediatric Perspectives and Practices on Transitioning Adolescents with Special Needs to Adult Health Care

Healthy Kid’s Day

YMCA Healthy Kids DayHealthy Kids Day, a national community outreach event hosted by YMCAs each spring, promotes healthy lifestyles for kids and families. Join us from 10 am - 2 pm as we celebrate how fitness can be fun and introduce kids to an array of YMCA programs that teach them healthy behaviors. Contact your local YMCA for more details.

Toddler Safety Class

Injury Prevention community health nursing students (ODU) and Healthy families partnership is offering a Toddler safety class. Each year many children are injured in their homes. This class will teach a practical, positive approach to home safety for parents of children ages 0-4. A fun, interactive safety curriculum will be offered that will cover Choking Prevention & family CPR; furniture tip over, poison prevention, fire safety and burn prevention. To register 727-1300 x0

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

Workshops offered through the Institute of Medicine

Measures of Health Literacy, February 26, 2009 Washington, DC
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.
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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.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Office of Minority Health & Public Health Policy, Division of Health Equity is hosting "Our World, Our Community: Building bridges for health". This program, sponsored by the Minority Student Caucus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project North Carolina Institute for Public Health, will be broadcast via videoconference on February 27, 2009 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Madison Building, Mezzanine Conference Room. A VDH facilitated discussion, examining ideas presented in the lecture, will follow the program and take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
To join via polycom, contact Rich Watson by February 20th at 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 or call her at 804-864-7429. here is the link to the UNC site

Monday, February 2, 2009

Car Seat Safety Round-Up

Wanted: Old, Used, Borrowed, and Abused Child Safety Seats.

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: