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Important Facts To Know

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old.

SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.

Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant’s brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep.

For more information on SIDS, please click here to fill out our intake form. Thanks

Working Together

Information to Feed on.

For the second year in a row, the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) have partnered to offer  college credit community health worker (CHW) in the spring semester. Participants will enroll as students at PVCC, receive college credit, learn foundational concepts. Click here for Registration. info.

Click here for Scholarship info.

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Community Partnership

The Virginia Department of Health brings you this Health Worker’s course in partnership with the Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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Community Links

VA Certification Board

An important message for certified professionals whose credentials are coming due for recertification. VCB implements standards and testing for certification in Virginia. Click here.

Resources for Health Workers

Community health workers (CHWs)—also known as community health representatives and promotores de la salud—provide critical services to communities disproportionately impacted by public health threats including COVID-19. Click here.

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease (WWE) self-directed combines self-paced walks with information about health-related topics.

  • It is an individual program that allows participants to work on their own at their own pace to increase their physical activity.

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