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Region launches Opioid Solutions RVA website, media campaign

Localities unite to address opioid crisis, offer hope to those battling addiction

The counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico and the city of Richmond launched a website and a yearlong media campaign under the name Opioid Solutions RVA on February 7, 2019 to highlight the dangers of opioid use and to connect those struggling with addiction to information, treatment and resources.

The website — OpioidSolutionsRVA.com — provides a comprehensive, regionally-focused clearinghouse of information about opioids as well as services available for treatment, recovery and prevention. It directs those needing immediate help or recovery support to resources, and it offers practical guidance, for example, on discussing pain-relieving alternatives with a doctor as well as what parents can do if their child is suspected of using drugs.

The website also will highlight special programs and initiatives, such as drug take-back drives and classes on the administration of naloxone, which can be used …

Residents Encouraged to Complete RVA “Community Health Needs Assessment” Survey

Members of the greater Richmond region are encouraged to participate in a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey to help identify where and how to improve the health and well-being of our collective communities.

Local public health departments and health systems are working together to conduct the Community Health Needs Assessment. The goal is to collect opinions from a variety of people, including residents, community leaders, businesses and policy-makers. Participant feedback will help shape the future work of local health organizations and determine the types of resources and services that may be available in our communities.

The survey can be completed by visiting the Richmond City Health District website at rchd.com. It is available in English and Spanish.

For additional information, send an email to the Richmond City Health District at george.jones@vdh.virginia.gov.