Food, Fun and Flu Shots: It’s all in a Day’s Work of Public Health

Submitted by apearc on Thu, 12/22/2022 - 10:44 am

Santa, Carla and Javier
Santa with Fairfax County staffers Javier Alarcon-Ramos (Neighborhood and Community Services) and Carla Paredes-Gomez (Health Department) in front of the CareVan

The sun was out yesterday in Annandale as people gathered at Fairmont Gardens to participate in a wide range of public health activities:

Fairfax Food Council and Food for Others Encourage Healthy Food Donations for the Holidays

Submitted by xlschwa on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 2:09 pm

In Fairfax County, more than 81,000 people are experiencing food insecurity.

This year, food donations for the holidays are especially important. Due to inflation, food costs have risen, impacting both consumers and food banks.

Ready for Healthy Holidays; Community Health Workers Bring Health Information and Resources to Local Food Distribution Events

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:15 am

You will often see Health Department community health workers at food distribution events across Fairfax County. Community health workers assist at these events while also sharing important health information and resources with the community. Food distribution events provide opportunities for community health workers to meet people where they are, no matter where they are.   

Health Literacy in One Minute or Less

Submitted by apearc on Mon, 10/31/2022 - 12:32 pm

What does health literacy mean to you? This is the question we posed to the leadership of our Stronger2 team here at the Health Department. Anthony Mingo, Olga Carrillo, and Erika Logan-Gales provide their perspective in these mini videos. Watch the series for a quick primer on health literacy.



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