Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Community Outreach Team

Connecting people with the health resources they need.

If we work together, we can improve the health of our whole community

Contact: hdoutreach@fairfaxcounty.gov

How to Help

Get involved in improving health in your neighborhood, congregation, or club. Reach out to us at hdoutreach@fairfaxcounty.gov.

We have a greater chance of creating healthy behaviors if we can connect with people in their "real world" — within their culture, their language, their faith and their neighborhood. The Community Outreach Team embeds itself in traditionally underserved communities across Fairfax County, so we can support their efforts to improve the health of their families, neighbors and friends. 

Impact

Multicultural Impact

Languages spoken in Fairfax County

182 languages are spoken in the homes of Fairfax County elementary school students. More than half of the student population consists of foreign language speakers.

Interfaith Outreach Impact

Interfaith Outreach

12 local interfaith communities are involved in a pilot program to nurture and sustain social, emotional and physical health for their faith group.

Training Impact

Local health trainings

32,000 people in Fairfax County received training on health topics like flu and chronic disease during the past year.

Community Stories

Meeting People Where They Are

I meet the people where they are. It could be a community center, a church or even a block party. I provide education wherever the people are. And I also seek out leaders in the community who people look up to — pastors, rec leaders and elders.

—Nikki Wilkens, Community Health Specialist

Nikki Wilkens, Community Health Specialist

Teaching the Community

I learned how to cover my cough and wash my hands — very important information for me and everybody. We want to pass this information to as many people as possible, so we can learn and stay protected,

—Marvin Alegria, Church Elder, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Reston

Celebrating Community Diversity

Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese are the three largest Asian populations in Fairfax County. When I go out into the community, I am sure to provide the main message in their mother language.

—Binbin Yang, Community Health Specialist

Binbin Yang, Community Health Specialist

On-boarding to Better Health Practices

I had someone come up to me one time after I had done a flu presentation. They were skeptical about getting a flu vaccine because of some of the myths out there. And they expressed to me that their father had gotten the flu vaccine. He usually gets the flu, but this flu season went by and he didn’t get the flu. His son said he was worried that if his father hadn’t gotten the flu vaccine, he would have ended up in the hospital.

—Zubair Saeed, Community Health Specialist

Zubair Saeed, Community Health Specialist

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