State launches marijuana risks campaign

Marijuana comes with risks that can affect a person’s health, especially that of children and teens, whose brains are still developing. Watch our social media platforms and website for our “Know the Risks” campaign, featuring tips and information about talking to kids about the risks and share with your contacts. Get more information here!

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Please join or update your membership form!

If you’ve been supporting us for a while but just haven’t gotten around to formally joining, now is the time! We’ve added our Individual Membership and Organizational Partner Membership forms to our website. If you plan to join on behalf of an organization, please complete both forms. If you will be participating independently, we just…

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SWC member Bryan Price recognized for rural health work

We are so proud to announce that coalition member Bryan Price was named Virginia’s 2021 Community Star by the Virginia Rural Health Association for his efforts to reach deeper into rural communities to connect with underserved groups. Bryan is the Outreach and Education Specialist at University of Virginia Cancer Center, and he serves as board…

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Video presentation: UMFS of South Hill

Thank you to Angela Rivers and Andrea Walker of UMFS who shared great information about the organization’s services at our November meeting. UMFS works with high-risk children and families to provide services that help them become more resilient and healthy members of their communities.

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Member Spotlight: Gavin Jordan

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? My personal experiences with mental health. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? I believe the stigma that exists around mental health poses more of a challenge to small-town, rural counties like ours. In an environment where you feel someone you know is…

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Member Spotlight: Aimee Wootton

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I am a prevention specialist for Southside Behavioral Health in partnership with Kenan Tyner-Smith and even though I am still learning and training, I have became so passionate about helping the community in a bigger aspect through prevention and education. After serving the community and surrounding locations…

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