Health and Wellness Library Programs


The VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library hosts regular health and wellness presentations and programs. The goal of the health and wellness programs is to educate the public about diseases, conditions, wellness, and prevention so they can make informed decisions about their health. The programs are open to all and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend - patients, their family members, community members, VCU and VCU Health students, faculty and staff, as well as community organization representatives. 

Health and Wellness Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. After registering, participants will receive a Zoom link via email. Please contact or 804-828-2432 if you have any questions or need accommodations.

Upcoming Sessions

Hands Only CPR
February 23, 2023
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Interested in learning basic life-saving resuscitation skills? Join us as VCU Health Cardiology Program Manager, Michelle Gossip, teaches hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Thursday, February 23 at noon on Zoom. This virtual program will help you to learn basic life-saving skills in less than an hour, right from your home. AED (automated external defibrillator) training will be discussed as well.

Heart: A Book Discussion
March 2, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 1 p.m. over Zoom for a virtual book discussion of Sandeep Jauhar's gripping and personal work of nonfiction, Heart: A History. Share your thoughts as we talk about pioneering medical professionals and the patients who risked their lives so that we could know more about the astounding organ that keeps us going.

Scam and Fraud Prevention
March 28, 2023
noon - 1:00 p.m.

The internet makes many things a lot easier: communicating with loved ones who are far away, sharing photos, looking up addresses... but it also makes commiting a crime easier, and anyone can become a victim of scams or fraud. Unfortunately health scams are common. Join the Health and Wellness Library Tuesday, March 28 at noon as VirginiaNavigator Community Specialist Bonnie Scimone provides tips and tools to protect yourself from scams and fraud. You will also learn how to connect with local programs and services by using the VirginiaNavigator website.

Donate Life Month
April 6, 2023
noon - 1:00 p.m.

April is National Donate Life Month, and that means it is time to raise awareness about organ donation. Donating an organ or receiving an organ transplant is a complex process and can be daunting for many patients. Please join the Health and Wellness Library on Thursday, April 6 at noon to learn more about organ, eye, and tissue donation. LifeNet Health Community Education Coordinator Patricia Dean will guide participants through the organ donation process, including how to sign up to be an organ donor.

For special accommodations, or to register offline, please contact Ryan Pander, event manager, or 804-828-0593.