Social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults, and other events has been graphic and intense. In general, experiencing violence can result in serious psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While people may not develop a psychological disorder after hearing first-hand accounts or viewing graphic, real-time images of...
VUMC faculty and staff working in pediatrics, women’s health, and emergency departments have a new pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination requirement. The policy update, announced in MyVUMC on September 13, 2016, is targeted to areas where patients are at highest risk of having pertussis or dying from its complications.
Join Health Plus for a Pumpkin Carving Competition in celebration of this season’s Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market. Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin with others in your department and bring it to the market on Thursday October 20th for voting. How it works: Register your department by Thursday October 6 (Note only one person needs to...
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and to know provide information on available community resources.
VUMC will not stock or administer FluMist this season, including through the Occupational Health Clinic's employee vaccination program.
August is the annual re-enrollment time for the Kroger Community Rewards program. Under the system, shoppers register their Kroger discount cards online and choose a favorite charity (like the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund) from a list of local nonprofits that Kroger has agreed to help fund.
Visit the Nashville Farmers’ Market at VUMC on Thurs Aug 11 from 2 - 5 pm and take part in celebrating Farmers' Market Week.
Attend Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session
According to data released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 41 million Americans experience some type of mental illness.
Complete Go for the Gold Step 1: Compass Health Assessment to receive a t-shirt.