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Integrating More Movement Into The Classroom

February 20, 2018

ACPS’ efforts to incorporate more physical activity into our students’ school day just got a giant boost, thanks to grants totaling more than $35,000 from RunningBrooke’s Move2Learn program.

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City Of Alexandria To Host Community Conversation On Local Impact Of National Opioid Crisis

February 16, 2018

On Feb. 28, the City of Alexandria will host “A Community Conversation: Heroin and Other Opioids,” a town hall meeting focusing on the local impact of the national opioid crisis and how City programs and services are responding. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Minnie Howard Campus of T.C. Williams, 3801 W. Braddock Road.

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Virginia Health Information Publishes Yearly Cardiac Care Report

February 14, 2018

With roughly 630,000 Americans dying of cardiovascular-related diseases each year (and climbing), heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Virginia Students Thank Their School Divisions For Commitment to Tobacco- and E-Cigarette-Free Schools

February 9, 2018

On Feb. 14, join the 24/7 campaign, Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth​ ​in celebrating Virginia school divisions with 100% comprehensive tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. Francis C. Hammond and George Washington middle schools are participating for Alexandria City Public Schools.

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Warner, Kaine Urge Senate Leaders To Fund Community Health Centers

February 7, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. 

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City Of Alexandria Hosts National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Symposium

February 2, 2018

The City of Alexandria will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Symposium on Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Alleyne AME Zion Church (1419 King St.). The event will examine the role the community can play in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and reducing its stigma among African Americans.

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Super Snacks For The Game

February 2, 2018

The big game is this weekend, and let’s be honest – some of the best parts of game day are tailgating and parties. It just wouldn't be football season without a buffet line of chips and Buffalo wings! 

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2018 Virginia Patient Safety Summit Returns To Richmond

February 1, 2018

Health care providers, clinicians, and other members of the Virginia health care community are in Richmond this week for a two-day event focused on patient safety and quality improvement. Nearly 500 attendees have registered for the seventh annual Virginia Patient Safety Summit on Feb. 1-2.

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RunningBrooke Announces Its 2018 Move2Learn Grant Partners

January 30, 2018

RunningBrooke today announced its $108,749 reinvestment into the Alexandria community through its Spring 2018 Move2Learn Grant Awards. All 25 Move2Learn grant recipients focus on the important intersection of physical activity and increased academic performance.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase To Partner On U.S. Employee Healthcare

January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced today that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs. The three companies will pursue this objective through an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints.

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