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Health and Wellness Programs

ADHD Parent Advocacy Group
ADHD Parent Advocacy Group parents, care providers and professionals meet on campus once a month to learn about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and develop advocacy initiatives to help local children with the disorder.

Adult Health and Development Program
The Adult Health and Development Program is an intergenerational program where college students work one-on-one with participants to promote health in older adults (those 55+).
Contact: (540) 568-8172

Alpha Epsilon Delta
With chapters across the US, Alpha Epsilon Delta is the largest honor society exclusively serving pre-professional health students and has its national headquarters at JMU.
Contact: (540) 568-2594

Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center
The mission of the ALDC is to develop and promote evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with attention and learning challenges, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders mood disorders, and psychological factors related to medical conditions.
Contact: (540) 568-7931

Best Fit
The "Behavioral, Emotional and Social Training for Infants and Toddlers" (BEST FIT) program assists child care providers with the resources that enhance the healthy social, emotional, and behavioral development of the infants and toddlers in their care. BEST FIT fosters improved early childhood development leading to improved school readiness.
Contact: (540) 568-5007

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center
To strengthen community health, Blue Ridge AHEC actively seeks collaborative solutions that address health disparities and barriers to health and human services in local populations. We strive to increase the supply, retention and education of health professionals in Northern Virginia. When community members become health professionals, they are more likely to stay in that community.
Contact: (540) 56-3383

Bright Futures
In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, this project provides an engaging web resource for infant and child health, and expands nutrition services for Virginia’s families.

Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia
This center provides training, consultation and material resources on suicide prevention planning and mental health promotion to all Virginia Colleges and University Campuses.
Contact: (540) 568-8901

Caregivers Community Network
Caregivers Community Network provides services, companionship, and support for those who care for frail or older family members.
Contact: (540) 568-6682

Child Development Clinic (CDC)
The CDC provides individualized evaluations that may include psychological, medical, educational, social work,and occupational therapy components depending upon the specialized needs of the child/adolescent. The CDC assists families in decisions that promise to best benefit their child.
Contact: (540) 568-6687

Claude Moore Precious Time Pediatric Respite Program
Precious Time provides the families of children with special needs an opportunity to take a break from the demands of care giving. JMU nursing students provide respite care as a part of a student learning experience.
Contact: (540) 568-3280

Community Health Interpreter Service (CHIS)
CHIS trains bilingual people to serve as interpreters for people with limited English skills during health care visits.
Contact: (540) 568-3011

Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a teaching, research, and service mental health clinic that offers affordable outpatient mental health services to the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community.
Contact: (540) 568-1735

Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery
Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery (CBIR) is a community-based case management program for survivors of brain injury that provides assistance with applying for services to re-learning daily living skills and returning to school or work.
Contact: (540) 568-8923

Health Bites
Health Bites is an educational website that is being developed for the Virginia Department of Health and USDA's Women, INfants, and Children Program to impact behavioral change in families of young children relative to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.
Contact: (540) 568-2557

Health Policy Center
The Health Policy Center provides expertise on the tracking, development and analysis of relevant local, regional and federal public health policies. Particular emphasis is placed on addressing policies that impact rural communities, disadvantaged populations and the geriatric and immigrant populations that are prominent in the western Virginia region.

Healthy Families Page County
Healthy Families Page County is based on a national program model and provides education, resources and support for the most vulnerable first time parents in Page County through voluntary home visiting services.
Contact: (540) 568-6120

Infant & Toddler Connection
The Infant & Toddler Connection (ITC) of Virginia is a grant funded project that provides supports and services to infants and toddlers from ages 0-2 who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that delays normal development.

Office of Substance Abuse Research
This program is designed to serve students, faculty, the community and the Commonwealth of Virginia in addressing alcohol and other drug usage prevention. OSAR provides an undergraduate curriculum, survey research, data collection, technical assistance and workforce development. Services are provided on a contractual basis to off-campus constituents.

Office on Children and Youth
Office on Children and Youth (OCY)
The OCY, a public and grant funded partnership program, provides information and referral services to children and youth with the goal of promoting positive development.

Promotoras de Salud (Lay Health Promoters)
Helps empower women to take greater control of their health and to assist members of their community by providing health information and directing them to appropriate community resources.
Contact: (540) 568-3383

Ryan White Program Part B
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a regional grant-funded initiative that funds and prioritizes lifesaving services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, including HIV/AIDS medications and primary care and targets resources to areas that have the greatest needs.
Contact: (540) 568-258

Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic (CDC)
The CDC provides for our region individualized, interdisciplinary evaluations that may include medical, social work, nursing, educational, psychological, speech/language and audiology components depending upon the specialized needs of the child/adolescent. By partnering with the families and community providers, the CDC offers referrals and assists with access to services.

Speech-Language-Hearing Applied Laboratory
Formerly referred to as the JMU Speech and Hearing Center, the lab provides communication evaluation and treatment services to individuals with known or suspected speech and/or hearing impairments. For over 25 years this center has provided assistance to residents of the Shenandoah Valley ranging in age from infants to senior citizens.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The TTP Program helps teenagers make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors, such as sexual activity, and drug and alcohol use by presenting quality school- and community-based prevention services.
Contact: (540) 568-6007

The Health Place
The Health Place, a satellite of the IIHHS, embraces the mission, vision and goals of IIHHS. THP promotes collaborative inter-professional health and human services that are responsive to the needs identified by residents of Page County.
Contact: (540) 568-6120

University Recreation
University recreation, affectionately known as "UREC," is an on-campus wellness facility open to all JMU students as well as spouses and families of JMU employees. UREC's mission is to promote and advance healthy lifestyles through educational programs, participation opportunities and support services. The qualified staff is committed to excellence and responsive to the developmental needs of its participants. UREC's committment is to teach healthy lifestyles while providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Contact: 24 Hour UREC Hotline: 540-568-UREC (8732); Heather Reid, Office Manager: 540-568-8702

Valley AIDS Network
The Valley AIDS Network provides support service to people living with HIV and/or AIDS in the central Shenandoah Valley. Through information, education, outreach and referral, VAN aims to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in the central Shenandoah Valley.
Contact: (540) 568-8838

Valley Program for Aging Services
VPAS's mission is to support independent living for people 60 and older and to enhance their ability to live at home with dignity as long as appropriate.
Contact: (540) 568-5678*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*

Valley Voice Reading Service
Coordinated through WMRA public radio, Valley Voice is a nonprofit service to provide information from print publications to people who can not read because of a physical or visual impairment.

VMRC-JMU Partnership
This partnership between the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and JMU aims to foster excellence and innovation in the field of aging/gerontology while building university-community partnerships that are responsive to the communities represented and served.
Contact: Joann Hess Grayson (faculty) office phone: +1 540 568 6482 e-mail:

Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center is an on-campus office dedicated to the education and empowerment of our community by supporting and celebrating the diversity of women. WRC programs include Take Back the Night, Rape is NOT Sex and the Silent Witness initiative to help advocate victim's rights. WRC events are designed to provide a forum for discussion of women's issues in the JMU community and society.
Contact: Contact: Kimberly Merica - 540-568-3407

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