Around the Community in June

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 1:26 pm

Even on the hottest summer days, community health workers were outside. Equipped with sunglasses, water, and loads of sunscreen, they attended community celebrations, food distribution events, and farmers markets, bringing health conversations and resources to the people of Fairfax. 

Community health workers attended community celebrations for Juneteenth. They spoke to attendees about health topics, handed out flyers, and of course partook in some of the fun. 

88 Vaccinated at Reston Community Center Vaccine Clinic

Submitted by xlschwa on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 11:21 am

When addressing the health of the public, assessing the needs of communities and tailoring care to fit those needs is essential. That's why, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairfax County Health Department has worked with businesses, organizations, and multiple partners to bring COVID-19 vaccine into the community.

Back to School Immunization in the Community: Parents, it's time to do your homework!

Submitted by apearc on Fri, 06/10/2022 - 1:10 pm

Boy immunizations imageSchool might be finished for the summer, but now is the time for children to get caught-up on their immunizations. Parents, delaying immunizations puts your child in jeopardy of starting school in August. Pediatricians and health clinics get increasingly busy with back-to-school appointments as summer days roll forward, so now is the time to take action and get children immunized.

Spotlight on Public Health Family Assistance Workers: The Connectors Between People, Community and Health Resources

Submitted by xlschwa on Tue, 04/12/2022 - 12:06 pm

"The best way to positively impact your community is to work within your community," Javier Alarcon-Ramos, Family Assistance Supervisor, Fairfax County Health Department.

 Javier Alarcon-Ramos
Javier Alarcon-Ramos, Family Assistance Supervisor, Fairfax County Health Department

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