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. COVID-19 call center hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Recent Facebook Live Events Highlight Public Health Topics

Submitted by xlschwa on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 10:27 am

In recent weeks the Fairfax County Health Department has hosted Facebook Lives in honor of Earth Day and Public Health Lab Week. 

Earth Day 

On Earth Day (April 22nd) Samuel Gaber, Senior Environmental Health Specialist with the Fairfax County Health Department, interviewed Dr. Edward Maibach, Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University about the relationship between climate change and health. Taking steps to protect the planet means taking steps to protect our health, both now and in the future. "The actions that are going to be most beneficial for our climate many decades from now also have immediate human health benefits. By cleaning up our fuel supplies, for example, we almost immediately help to clean up our air and our water, which almost immediately allows us to live in better health," said Dr. Maibach. Watch the full interview here.

Public Health Lab Week

Health Department Lab team at mobile lab unit
Deb Severson and members of the lab at a mobile lab COVID testing event

A Facebook Live interview on April 27th highlighted the Health Department's laboratory services, in particular the mobile lab unit. Deb Severson, Director of Laboratory Services with the Fairfax County Health Department explained how the mobile lab unit brings lab services, including COVID-19 testing, to the community. "The ability to take our testing into the field allows us to immediately identify [COVID] positive individuals. It allows us to provide them access to care quicker, ultimately reducing the spread of disease in our community," said Ms. Severson. Watch the full discussion to learn more.

 

 

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