Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bike Walk Virginia News

2nd Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week September 12-18, 2010
Virginia's Second Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week is taking place September 12-18, brought to you by BikeWalk Virginia and Drive Smart Virginia. Last year, 84 people died while walking or cycling in Virginia and an additional 607 cyclists and 1,402 pedestrians were injured. We can make a difference, save lives, make our roads safer. Help us by becoming a partner in spreading awareness of safe road sharing practices. Partnering is easy, we even have free materials for you to use!You can request posters, brochures, tent cards and an electronic toolkit. All are available through the Drive Smart Virginia website.

20th Annual Nursing Society Educational Conference

Topics to include: Respiratory Technologies, Asthma,Alpha-1 AT Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Artery HTN,
and Updates on Research in Respiratory Care
October 7-8, 2010 Richmond Marriott Richmond, VA

Freedom From Smoking Train-the-Trainer/Facilitator Workshop

Become a certified facilitator in America’s gold standard in smoking cessation that has helped thousands of people quit smoking – Freedom From Smoking. Being a Freedom From Smoking facilitator means that you’ll lead adult smokers through the program, and help them become ex-smokers, by conducting the eight week program in your community.
Learn important facilitation skills to help you effectively relate to adult smokers. Find out about the latest developments in smoking cessation medications and much more at this one day training. Are you already an experienced Freedom From Smoking facilitator? Do you want to train new Freedom From Smoking facilitators in your community? Sign up for both days of this training session and become a certified Freedom From Smoking Trainer!
WHEN: September 21-22, 2010, Baltimore, MD
Times on the 21st – 8.30am – 4.30 pm
Times on the 22nd – 8.30am – 12.30pm
*Please Note: Facilitator training will take place on the 21st.Trained facilitators who want to become trainers must attend both days. jlazar@lungusa.org

National Center for Biking and Walking Report

The National Center for Biking and Walking just published a report titled “Increasing Physical Activity through Community Design” that I thought you all might be interested in given our recent tour and your grant pursuit. The report is attached, and the direct web-link to it is: http://www.bikewalk.org/pdfs/2010/IPA_full.pdf

Article - Healthy kids options at restaurant in Ashville.

Asheville area restaurants rethinking kids' menus to fight childhood obesity...

Friday, August 27, 2010

African American Women's Health Forum

The 2010 African American Women's Health Forum is happening on October 16, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Richmond Marriott. Please go to the event website at http://womenshealthforum.eventbrite.com and register to attend this free event.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Virginia's Farmers Market Week

When it comes to taste and nutrition, fresher really is better. Fresher produce retains more nutrients than produce that travels long distances or sits on a truck or rail car for hours or even days, and nothing says “fresh” like buying it from the farmer who grew it and picked it him or herself. Where better to get the freshest produce possible than at one of Virginia’s 190 farmers’ markets? And what better time to visit your local market than during Farmers’ Market Week, August 1 – 7, 2010?
Virginia is dotted with farmers’ markets from Abingdon to Alexandria, Richmond to Roanoke, Norfolk to Norton. To find a market near you, go to www.virginiagrown.com, an interactive website maintained by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. You can search for markets or even specific products by locality or zip code.

Active Parenting of teens

Training for the most important job you’ll ever have! Seeking solutions?
Looking for answers when you don’t even have the questions?
Mary Immaculate Family Focus and Fort Eustis Army Community Service are pleased to sponsor an exciting research-based video and discussion workshop called Active Parenting of Teens. This program offers an effective and unique approach to improving parent-teen interaction. Parents will learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and discuss such difficult topics as violence, drugs, alcohol and sex. The information and skills taught are designed to help you guide your children through the challenging teen years and develop responsible, cooperative teens who are better equipped to resist peer pressure.
Thursdays, September 23 to October 28 (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center
2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602

You are Invited!

To learn more about Prenatal Care in groups. Portsmouth's exciting new approach to Prenatal Care. Join us for an Open House, Thursday August 19, 2010 2:00- 4:00 pm at the Portsmouth Health Department (side entrance)
RSVP to Zimone at 446-5017