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

School Health Promotion Toolkit

Students who are healthy and fit will come to school ready to learn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the health status of students is strongly linked to their academic success and recommends coordinated school health programs to improve educational performance and the well-being of students as they become adults. The resources in this toolkit are designed to help increase health knowledge, attitudes and skills; increase positive health behaviors and outcomes; improve education outcomes; and improve social outcomes.

Promote Good Health in the School Setting

The School Health Promotion Toolkit is a resource developed by the Fairfax County Health Department in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools.

Use the toolkit resources to help raise student, staff and family awareness about making healthy choices.

Learn about "95210 for Health®," a formula for promoting good health habits for children and teens.

School Health Promotion Materials
January – February 2020

Your Health Is in Your Hands With the Help of a Shark

Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent getting sick. Watch Public Health Nurse Gail Zukosky and her friends at Springfield Estates Elementary School demonstrate how to properly wash your hands.

 

Elementary School

Middle and High School

See materials from past months.

Social Media Posts

Join the conversation and share the updates below with your social networks. Be sure to use #ffxhealthykids.

  • Watching the big game? Before digging into that spread remember that your first line of defense against germs is handwashing! It’s easy, cheap and an effective way to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy! #ffxhealthykids
  • Think that cell phone is clean? Think again! It contains more germs than a toilet seat. The best way to stay healthy AND germ free is to wash your hands. When done correctly, hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent getting sick. Learn how, then go disinfect your phone: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing. #ffxhealthykids
  • Here’s the dirty truth: only 67% of people wash their hands after they go! One trillion germs can live in a single gram of poo. Handwashing removes the germs (yours AND someone else's!) that can make you sick! #ffxhealthykids
  • When done correctly, handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent getting sick and spreading germs. For best results, wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, then dry! #ffxhealthykids https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/handwashing
  • #DYK that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses (like Norovirus) and 1 in 5 respiratory illnesses (like a cold or flu)? Wash your hands! You win. Germs lose! #ffxhealthykids
  • Why wash hands? It’s the single most effective way to fight the germs that can make you and your family sick! #ffxhealthykids
  • No soap and water to wash your hands? Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol in it. #ffxhealthykids
  • Kids are constantly touching their eyes, nose and mouth without even realizing it. Teaching kids how to properly wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds helps them stay healthy and reduces their chances of getting sick and missing school. #ffxhealthykids
  • When’s the best time to wash hands to prevent the spread of germs? After using the bathroom, playing outside, coughing or sneezing, and BEFORE eating! Wash your hands. You win. Germs lose! #ffxhealthykids

Resources

Handwashing

Vaping-Related Resources

Other Health Topics

Fairfax Virtual Assistant