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Virginia Must Declare Racism as a Public Health Crisis

The following is an op-ed by Voices’ Chloe Edwards and¬†Michael Royster¬†from the¬†Institute for Public Health Innovation. Virginia‚Äôs Constitution states: ‚ÄúThat all men are by nature equally free and independent and…

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Championing Systemic Change & Trauma-Informed Communities: Charmaine Carter

The author of this post has taken great lengths to ensure the subject matter is dealt with in a compassionate and respectful manner. The following describes experiences of childhood abuse…

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Funding Community Networks through the Family & Children’s Trust Fund

According to our KIDS COUNT Data Center,¬†20 percent of children in Virginia have experienced two or more ACEs. ACEs can shape the course of children‚Äôs health and development over a…

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Sign-On- HJ537 Racism As A Public Health Crisis

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. Delegate Lashrecse Aird has introduced House Joint Resolution No. 537, a resolution to declare racism as a public…

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Recap: Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day

On January 25, 2021, Voices hosted the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Advocacy Day with a theme of “amplifying the voices and truths of the people.”…

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2021 Legislative Session: Advocating for Food Justice (Update 2/2/2021)

Food and nutrition must be available, adequate, and sustainable. Layers and layers of injustices contribute to inequitable access to food, including America‚Äôs legacy of redlining and housing discrimination, manifest destiny,…

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HJ537 Press Conference Recap – Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. This morning, Delegate Aird hosted a press conference to discuss House Joint Resolution No. 537. The resolution formally…

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Take Action: Declare Racism As A Public Health Crisis in VA

Update: Passed by the House and now headed to the Senate next. Delegate Lashrecse Aird has introduced House Joint Resolution No. 537, a resolution to declare racism as a public…

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Organizational Sign-On: Support a Permanent Children’s Cabinet

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet has been an incredibly useful method to support interagency collaboration and prioritize children’s issues. In the last two Governor’s Administrations the Children’s Cabinet has tackled plans…

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Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Social Media Toolkit

The VA General Assembly began January 13th. With a virtual session this year, traditionally advocacy is limited. Digital advocacy leverages technology to contact, inform, and mobilize a group of concerned…

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