Greetings Community Leaders and Veteran Stakeholders in Loudoun County
Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a not-for-profit organization that provides free, quality, comprehensive health services at no cost to patients across the United States and internationally.
RAM hosts numerous mobile clinic events in localities throughout the country in communities with limited health care options. The RAM mobile clinic events are open to the public!
RAM’s upcoming mobile clinical events can be found on their website.
As community leaders we hope you find this clinical event information useful and ask that you share with your networks to promote awareness of these services.
RAM is also eager to partner with local communities to aid remote and under-served populations of veterans and military families in identified areas of need.
Knowing that individual communities are the best resource to identify and understand their own needs and solutions, RAM has offered to work with CVEBs across the country to schedule future comprehensive clinical events. They offer care for dental/vision and/or veterinary specific clinics based on CVEB and local VA feedback if desired. Such future events could provide ideal partnership opportunities for CVEBs and local VA providers with RAM.
Everyone is aware of the challenges veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors living in underserved or remote regions face with access to care and RAM is a willing partner in serving veteran communities. If your CVEB is interested in partnering with RAM to host a single or multi-day clinical event please contact your VFCE POC and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For dates and details go to: www.ramusa.org/clinic-schedule.
If you're looking to add beekeeping to your agricultural pursuits and/or hobbies, Loudoun Beekeepers Association (LBA) is offering their annual Beginning Beekeeping Course, starting either Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-9 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8-10 a.m.
The course includes seven weeks of classroom instruction (two hours weekly, on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings) and culminates with a field day after the seven-week course to get some "hands-on" experience with bees in a working apiary (bee yard) at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.
Beekeeping is a fun, rewarding, and fascinating hobby, but it can be complex and overwhelming for brand-new beekeepers. This course provides an excellent educational foundation designed to help you learn more about beekeeping, including required equipment; colony biology, behavior, and dynamics; recognizing and managing diseases, pests, and predators; and best practices to help you become a successful beekeeper.
Registration is $100 per family unit (course registrant, plus an employee or family member) and includes course materials (textbooks), a one-year membership in LBA, and a local mentor for your first year.
Class space is limited, so please register soon to secure your seat. For details: https://goo.gl/dgViQF