Health Department

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10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Health

National Public Health Week: Protecting, Connecting and Thriving

Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu and other Health Department staff accepting the proclamation from the Board of Supervisors
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaim April 1-7 as Public Health Week

Each year, National Public Health Week is observed to recognize public health contributions and call attention to issues that are important to improving our nation's health. This National Public Health Week, April 1 -7, the theme: “Protecting, Connecting and Thriving” is centered around the interconnectedness of individuals, communities, and the world around us. 

Health is more than health care and strong public health systems are critical for sustaining and improving community health and resiliency. Our health department team works, often behind the scenes, to protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of our diverse community.

We are doing that by leveraging lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing to take action to meet the evolving issues that impact our community. Emerging and reemerging issues include communicable diseases, chronic conditions, climate change, emergency preparedness, health literacy, mental health and substance use.

Over the next five years, we are committed to prioritizing in four areas: embedding equity in all aspects of our work, strengthening intentional community relationships grounded in trust, ensuring a thriving and inspired workforce, and equipping a robust, innovative organization to meet needs into the future.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has designated April 1 -7 Public Health Week. Watch the proclamation reading along with Director of Health Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu’s remarks (minutes ~40:00 - 48:00 of the meeting):

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