Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax Food Council and Food for Others Encourage Healthy Food Donations for the Holidays

Submitted by xlschwa on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 2:09 pm

In Fairfax County, more than 81,000 people are experiencing food insecurity.

This year, food donations for the holidays are especially important. Due to inflation, food costs have risen, impacting both consumers and food banks.

Ready for Healthy Holidays; Community Health Workers Bring Health Information and Resources to Local Food Distribution Events

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:15 am

You will often see Health Department community health workers at food distribution events across Fairfax County. Community health workers assist at these events while also sharing important health information and resources with the community. Food distribution events provide opportunities for community health workers to meet people where they are, no matter where they are.   

Community Health Workers: Engaged and Active Throughout Fairfax County This Fall

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 1:52 pm

Like most of us, the Fairfax County Health Department’s community health workers have been busy this Fall. Over the past month, personnel have represented the agency and presented at dozens of events; sharing information and engaging in important public health conversations. 

Community health workers also attended multiple food distribution events. In addition to helping with the orchestration of food delivery at these events, the team spoke to attendees about important health topics, answered questions, and connected people to health resources.
 

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Maria Demarest, Family Liaison and Supporter Goes "Above and Beyond"

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 8:44 am

As a family liaison at Bailey's Elementary School, Maria Demarest provides assistance, information, and connection to resources for students and their families. But the impact of Maria's work is clear and goes far beyond what may normally be expected from her role.

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