Tobacco Licensing Resources

Happy Friday! As promised, here are a couple of resources regarding the tobacco retail licensing bill (HB2164).  The fact sheet specifically mentions the bill number, so please be careful how you use it!  The support for licensing letter, is talking about licensing in general without mentioning a specific bill so it can be used more…

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2019-2020 Virginia SOR Annual Report

We are excited to share the 2019-2020 Virginia State Opioid Response Grant Annual Report and its executive summary, created based on data collected by CSBs on grant activities performed, and compiled by OMNI Institute! The 62 page full report includes detailed information on activities completed in 2019-2020 that fall under Community-Based Prevention, Harm Reduction, Medication-Assisted…

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REMINDER: Coalition Training offered by OMNI on January 12th or January 21st

Several CSBs have recently requested information and TA support around building and maintaining effective coalitions in their communities. OMNI is presenting an informational webinar on Coalition Sustainability where we will discuss such topics as the Coalition Life Cycle; Infrastructure and Funding Considerations; Coalition People Power, including leaders and coalition members; Member Recruitment and Retention; and Next…

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Telling the Story of SW VA … Sally Satel: The Secret History of the Opioid Epidemic

  The story of why pain relievers took root in Appalachia decades before the introduction of OxyContin Please listen , learn and help tell our story.   In the podcast Sally Satel, M.D., tells her thoughts about addiction from her own experience as a psychiatrist practicing in Appalachia. However, for me this particular podcast is…

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Mental Health: Mind Matters

OPENS FEBRUARY 6 Mental illness touches all of our lives in some way, and yet it is often misunderstood. This is why being comfortable as a society talking about mental illness and mental health is an essential tool to raise awareness and develop empathy for people with mental illness. Mental Health: Mind Matters creates a…

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COVID VACCINES

The covid vaccines are ready, but are you ready to take one? Join Don Lemon and Dr. Sanjay Gupta for The Color of Covid – The Vaccines.                       Tonight at 10 p.m. ET

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