National Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2023

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 08/24/2023 - 2:14 pm

BreastfeedingAugust is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. According to the Virginia Department of Health, breast milk is the only food that infants need for the first six months of life. It gives them all the nutrition they need along with important protection against diseases.

Church Members Earn Certificates from Health Department’s Chronic Disease Management Program

Submitted by xlschwa on Mon, 08/07/2023 - 11:18 am

Christ Is Lord International CDSMP program participants
Christ Is Lord International CDSMP program participants

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) community outreach team continues to engage with new community members on issues surrounding chronic disease management. 

Youth Ambassadors Welcome Team of Public Officials

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 9:00 am

Officials hear the stories of local high school students and their passion for public health

Teens from the Health Department’s Youth Ambassador Program welcomed a team of public officials from federal and local government agencies recently. The dignitaries were interested in learning more about the Youth Ambassador Program and enjoyed an informative session with students.

Public Health Nursing Evolution – An Insider's Perspective

Submitted by jwile1 on Wed, 05/31/2023 - 9:36 am

Shauna SeveroAsk someone what, in their opinion, are considered self-less occupations, and for many it wouldn’t be surprising to hear teacher, social worker, or nurse. And while these occupations are considered vastly different from one another, Director of School Health Shauna Severo says that the role of a public health nurse actually encompasses all three.

School Health Team Visits the Public Health Youth Ambassadors

Submitted by jwile1 on Thu, 05/25/2023 - 9:36 am

A fitting feature for National Nurse Month, Public Health Nurses from the Fairfax County Health Department School Health Team recently visited the Public Health Youth Ambassadors at Mount Vernon High School to talk about public health nursing and the school health program.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Spotlight: Volunteer Cindy Han Steps Up to Impact Public Health

Submitted by xlschwa on Thu, 05/18/2023 - 8:41 am

Black and white newspaper clipping of a photo of people with text below it
Newspaper clipping shows photo of President Bush (front), Cindy Han (back right), and others at Asian-Pacific week proclamation signing in 1989.

For decades, Cindy Han has been a champion of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community both nationally and locally.  

Health Department Partners Deliver Children's Wellness Series

Submitted by xlschwa on Wed, 05/17/2023 - 9:13 am

Every week, Creekside Village Community Center and Sacramento Neighborhood Center, both operated by United Community, host a Wellness Series for children as part of their after-school activities. The Wellness Series helps children learn about the importance of physical and mental health and well-being through engaging lessons and hands-on activities.

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