Alexandria Health Department

The Health Department’s mission is to advance “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We provide essential public health services to Alexandrians, and others who work and play here. We operate public health specialty clinics; help our communities to prepare for, respond to & recover from public health emergencies; assess food safety at restaurants & permitted facilities; investigate communicable diseases & offer guidance to prevent the spread of disease; and advances community...

Page updated on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:39 AM

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All Alexandrians should have the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Make that a reality by helping to build the City's five-year Community Health Improvement Plan on November 4, 6, and 12. 


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The Alexandria Health Department, the Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapters will co-sponsor an Interfaith Service in commemoration of World AIDS Day on Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 711 N. Columbus Street, Alexandria VA. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-aids-day-interfaith-service-tickets-80057643567.


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Since July 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been investigating cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury or EVALI. Alexandria Health Department is working with Virginia Department of Health, healthcare providers, and local and regional community partners to identify potential cases and exposures related to this emerging outbreak.


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The Health Department’s Strategic Plan is a tool that guides our department to further its mission and vision. We use this plan when developing, implementing or reviewing programs and services to best serve Alexandria. Our current plan is a product of 15 months work by our leadership team and supervisory staff. This plan was formally launch to our staff in September 2019.  


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As the popularity of e-scooters surges, so do questions about their impact on local communities. In response, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services requested information about known e-scooter injuries in the city. The Health Department examined various available data sources between January and August 2019 and created a brief summary. Read about what we found, what we did not find, and what we can say about the data available.    


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We invite healthcare providers and the community to read the latest 2018 Report to Clinicians. The report summarizes reportable disease investigations by Alexandria Health Department in 2018. The report also includes "hot topics" in public health both locally and nationally for 2018.


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Lyme Disease and Other Diseases Spread by Ticks As the weather starts to warm up, and we spend more time outdoors, Tick and mosquito borne disease prevention should be on everyone’s mind.


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Did you get the BCG vaccine to protect yourself and your family from TB? Learn the risks and get tested for TB today! 


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Take steps to protect you and yours today and everyday. Keep Narcan on hand in case of an accidental overdose or emergency. On April 5, the US surgeon general urged more Americans to carry this life-saving drug.


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Find out if you qualify for the newly expanded Medicaid coverage and apply today! The Department of Community and Human Services offers free info sessions on how to sign up for Medicaid every month. 


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On February 12, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched its new Food Code. Find out more.


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The Health Matters in Alexandria Dashboard is live! Our Dashboard provides a comprehensive snapshot of health in the City of Alexandria. It offers anyone the ability to search, examine, compare and share critical data that have profound impacts on community health.  


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Childhood lead poisoning is a major, preventable public health concern. Blood lead level testing is required by the Code of Virginia for certain children and recommended for others. Read ahead for more information about lead and for additional resources. 


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Learn about health trends in your area. Our publications and reports monitor regional trends and analyze local data. We offer this information to the public to guide program and policy development. Publications and reports are compiled by our epidemiologists, who investigate communicable diseases reported by healthcare providers, labs, and schools.


 

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