Friday, September 24, 2010

Forum: A Coal Plant in Hampton Roads?

You are invited to a forum on the impacts of the proposed coal plant on the communities of Hampton Roads-and what you can do to avoid them-on the evening of Tuesday, September 28th at Virginia Wesleyan College. Speakers will include former Virginia Delegate and retired Navy Captain Joe Bouchard, environmental and community health expert Dr. Anna Jeng, a member of the State Board of Health and Betsy Shepherd a coal plant opponent from Surry County. (Read more about these speakers post script.)
What: A forum on the impacts of ODEC’s proposed coal plant on the downwind communities of Hampton Roads
When: Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7:00 PM
Where: Virginia Wesleyan University in the Blocker Auditorium. 1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502
RSVP by clicking here. Please invite a friend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Doctor Dad

Involved fathers are important to the health and well-being of their children. But, how can dads learn to ensure the basic health and safety needs of their children? Doctor Dad is a groundbreaking workshop that enhances a father's parenting skills in caring for the health and safety of his infant or toddler. Doctor Dad delivers an interactive, structured learning experience. The workshop sessions include: The Well Child, The sick child, The injured child, and The safe child. This empowers fathers to become actively involved in the healthcare of their children, thereby enabling their children to flourish and set course for a healthy future. Dennis Gilbert, certified Doctor Dad, instructor will facilitate this free interactive workshop. Light refreshments provided.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center - FREE
To register call 886-6511 or email

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CHIP and the Affordable Care Act, by State

September 3, 2010

Today, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program announced support of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' goal to enroll the five million children who are uninsured, but eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). NASHP is the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Maximizing Enrollment for Kids. Coinciding with the HHS challenge announcement, NASHP also released its State CHIP fact sheets . The fact sheets, developed from data collected in a 2008 NASHP survey and supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, provide a profile of program characteristics, including adoption of key enrollment strategies.