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Hurricane Season 2008

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Prevent Foodborne Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne disease in the U.S. affects an estimated 76 million persons, causes 325,000 hospitalizations and is responsible for approximately 5,000 deaths per year. A number of risk factors exist that often contribute to the spread of foodborne disease, such as not washing ones hands before and after handling food; cross-contamination of food surfaces when they are not properly cleaned after contact with foods and not heating foods to the proper temperature.

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Dr. Remley

Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A. State Health Commissioner

A Message from the Commissioner

Remember Safety This Summer
VDH wants to remind Virginians to be safe, have fun and be prepared

The summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather with families and friends. Too often this fun can lead to serious injuries or even death from avoidable accidents. The Virginia Department of Health asks residents and visitors to the Commonwealth to take precautions to stay safe. more>>

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Virginia Department of Health Overview

Our mission is to protect and promote the health of all Virginians. click here for more agency info>>

2-1-1 VirginiaShowing Support for Virginia National Guard and Reserves. Last fall, Governor Kaine signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support. By signing this document, he pledged his support to the men and women proudly serving in the Virginia National Guard and Reserves and also to the agencies employing these individuals. It is imperative that the Commonwealth foster collaboration between the entities to ensure that policies and practices are carried out as we fight the war of terrorism and protect our nation.

Own Your FutureYou can "Own Your Future" by preparing now for your long-term care needs. Click here to view a brief Public Service Announcement from Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Virginia Easy AccessVirginia Easy Access is a web portal for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is easy to understand and use and provides information about a variety of informational topics of particular interest to these populations including information on public benefits and programs.

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 VIRGINIA is helping individuals with disabilities find employment in the private sector and in federal, state and local government branches. Learn more by visiting the Job Accommodation Network site, just one of 2-1-1 VIRGINIA’s many health and human service referral links.

Prescription Assistance ProgramsAre you, or someone you know, having problems affording the medicines prescribed by your doctor? Many companies that make commonly prescribed medicines have Prescription Assistance Programs, through which qualifying patients (or their doctors) receive medicines at low or no cost. For more information visit the Prescription Assistance Programs Web site or call our hotline at 1-866-531-3065.

New Together Rx Access™ card offers Americans with no prescription drug coverage savings at the pharmacy counter.

Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign

Last Updated: 09-04-2008

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