News Archive - VFHY
Press Release
07/09/2020
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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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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Charlottesville High School Invests in Water to Invest in their Students’ Wellness

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Charlottesville High School is unveiling its fruit-infused water dispensers to celebrate the school’s effort to increase students and staff access to healthier beverage choices, and in turn, create a healthier school environment. The fruit-infused water dispensers will be available every school day in the cafeteria for students, teachers, and staff to enjoy.

 

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Intent to Award HCAT Grants

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce the latest cycle of Healthy Communities Action Teams (HCAT) grants. Over $2 million in funds are being awarded to 22 organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VFHY provides the funding to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. This grant cycle will run through July 1, 2020 until June 30 2023.

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50,000 Virginians Across the Commonwealth Advocate on Rev Your Bev Day

RICHMOND – On Wednesday, November 13, more than 500 early care providers and 200 schools, after-school programs, and community centers throughout Virginia will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s annual Rev Your Bev Day by promoting drinking water as a healthy beverage choice.

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