Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seminar Series Event

Eastern Virginia Medical School - Old Dominion University
The Graduate Program in Public Health presents:
Cost of Health Care: A Pediatric Case Study: Bryan R. Fine, MD, MPH
Dr. Fine earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and completed his Masters in Public Health at George Washington University where his interests were health policy and management. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, after which he served one year as a project manager for a computerized physician order entry implementation. He has given health policy Grand Rounds, written a national column on Pediatric Health Policy, and is the founder of the newly-created Virginia Child Health Policy Center. Currently, he is Director of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Roper Lecture Hall, Lewis Hall, EVMS Campus RSVP to

Mary Immaculate Family Focus Fundraiser Event

Hello Mary Immaculate Family Focus Supporters.
Please join us for Mary Immaculate Family Focus Fundraiser Event on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Chick-fil-A Yoder Plaza-Jefferson Avenue and Chick-fil-A Victory Blvd. Based on the invitations redeemed, Chick-fil-A will make a donation to Family Focus. Should you not have your invitation just mention that your purchase is in support of Family Focus. You can eat-in or purchase to go. You can also use the drive-thru. The Victory Blvd location has a beautiful indoor play area for children. The Jefferson Avenue location has a beautiful outdoor play area for children.
We hope that you will join us at either location for a fun night. And...the Chick-fil-A Cow will be there to entertain the children and the young at-heart.
Please spread the word about our fundraiser. This event will support Family Focus Program Services. Once again, we sincerely Thank You for your continuous support of Family Focus. Family Focus Staff

Town Hall meeting- Virginia Beach

What: Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking Prevention
“Got Alcohol . . .?”
What Are Your Kids Drinking & Where?

Where: Frank W. Cox High School Auditorium
2425 Shorehaven Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454

When: Thursday April 15th 6:30 – 8:30, speaker starts at 7:00

Who: Intended Audience - Parents, school staff, and community

For more information contact: Debbie Kade,

Monday, February 8, 2010

CINCH - News

Smart Beginnings of South Hampton Roads has partnered with CINCH to develop recommendations for a regional approach to universal screening and referral, in which all families receive a comprehensive screening and in-person assessment by a health professional at the time of each child’s birth. This is a holistic assessment of the child and family’s physical, emotional, and social needs, and will be used to identify needed services and link families to local resources.

The work begins with community dialogues with service professionals, followed by research in the form of focus groups, interviews, surveys and literature reviews to determine the best practices to be adapted for use in South Hampton Roads. We anticipate the community dialogue will take about 40 to 60 minutes, including a presentation and discussion. Please plan to attend the CINCH Access To Care Collaborative’s Community Action Team meeting on February 25 to participate in our first community dialogue about this important topic.

CINCH- Bodyworks Project Update

At mid-year (actually 4 months into the program) we have trained about 55 BodyWorks trainers. Start up has been slow, but the trainers are motivated. They've found their own class location, recruited parents, and volunteered their time and have so far conducted 6 classes, including 65 parent trainees. The Hampton Roads BodyWorks program has touched the lives of not only trainers and parent trainees, but the rest of their families as well (we calculate 2 other family members per parent/trainer participant or 240), for a total of 360 individuals. Some of these volunteer trainers have even provided dinner, paying for it out of their own pockets, as a means to further entice parents because they believe in this important prevention effort. Classes have been held in churches, schools, and public housing communities. Special thanks to all our trainers who have actually conducted a class (LaVerne Williams from the Norfolk Health Department, Charlene Gholson-Dennis of the Accomack County Health Department, Jean Standridge, Janet Bakus and Chad Triolet, of Deep Creek Elementary; Viki Ann Martin of Suffolk Pediatrics; Janet Azar and 6 ODU nursing students, and Ann Campbell and her ODU Nursing Students. If you have any questions, please contact

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Conference -

“Making the Connection: Children and Substance Abuse”
Improving Interventions in Child Protection
COST: $20.00 per person, Continental Breakfast / Lunch Provided by Fresh Events Catering
Friday, February 26, 2010 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Newport News Child Advocacy Team,P.O. Box 608, Newport News, VA 23607
For more information contact –
Amia Barrows (757) 926-8791 or