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09/25/2020
VFHY Unveils Empower Series
The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is proud to announce the Empower Series —a collection of virtual events aimed to help youth, advocates, and decision makers empower others to make healthy choices.
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VFHY Launches Research Projects Grants Opportunity

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) announces its Best Value Request for Proposals (RFP) funding opportunity for research projects.

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VFHY Announces Two Requests for Proposals in Coming Months

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce two upcoming Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to help promote its mission of empowering youth to make healthy choices.

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VFHY Unveils Empower Series

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is proud to announce the Empower Series —a collection of virtual events aimed to help youth, advocates, and decision makers empower others to make healthy choices.

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VFHY and Prevention Connections Presents – The Rise of E-Cigarettes: Implications for Public Health

On Jul. 2, 2020 we were joined by Dr. Brian King of the CDC as he presented on The Rise of E-Cigarettes: Implications for Public Health.

Opening remarks on tobacco control were provided by American Heart Association’s Virginia Government Relations Director Chelsi Bennett, J.D. Bennett also served as the moderator of a brief Q & A after Dr. King’s presentation.

This webinar was co-hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections in a new webinar series for the public.

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Virginia Teen Activists’ Work on Tobacco Prevention Recognized as a Model for Other States

RICHMOND, VA. – Today, youth activism is impacting meaningful social, political and environmental change and commonwealth teens are joining in on this powerful work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included Y Street, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s (VFHY) youth engagement program, in a guide of initiatives across the country demonstrating best practices for tobacco prevention and control.

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Success Stories During COVID-19: Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries

The Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries HCAT (SAEM/HCAT) is continuing to support the ongoing feeding programs at the food pantries that have been established at Andrew Lewis Middle School and Salem High School through funding by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) grant.

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Success Stories During COVID-19: Healthy Suffolk

In mid-March, Healthy Suffolk staff became concerned that the coronavirus was going to have a serious impact on program delivery. Their planned gardening program model had included working with children and their families in group settings at their teaching/demonstration garden at the East Suffolk Recreation Center.

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Help VFHY build out the 2020 Regional Training Schedule

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) requests your assistance in building the VFHY 2020 Regional Training schedule for May – Sep. 2020 by completing a Training Interest Survey.

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COVID-19 and How it Affects our Grants

At the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY), we understand the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus situation has implications for our grant-funded initiatives and the people who support them. Our first step to protect our grantees and stakeholders was to cancel our Reduce Tobacco Use Conference and Substance Use Prevention Summit next month in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Status of Reduce Tobacco Use Conference

VFHY takes the health and safety of our conference attendees very seriously. After much discussion, we have concluded that we need to cancel the 2020 Reduce Tobacco Use Conference and Substance Use Prevention Summit. Read more about our decision

Last updated: 3:04 PM, 03/12/2020

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