Live Healthy Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

WHAT WE DO

The Live Healthy Fairfax initiative aims to transform our community into a place where everyone may lead healthier, more productive lives.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Available during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Susan Sanow,
Partnership Program Coordinator, Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

A healthy community means more than good medical care; it involves giving everyone the opportunity to make healthy choices. Too many children and adults in the Fairfax community face preventable health risk factors such as inadequate physical activity; poor nutrition; heart disease; obesity; and tobacco, alcohol or drug use.

Consider the following statistics:

  • Chronic diseases account for 7 of the 10 leading causes of death and are responsible for 86 percent of health care costs in the United States.
  • In Fairfax County, 20 percent of adults are overweight. However, 85 percent report participating in regular physical activity.
  • About one in ten adults in Virginia smokes.
  • Thirteen percent of our residents lack health insurance, including 16 percent of adults and 5 percent of children.
  • Only 27 percent of our kids eats at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day.

In addition to identifying strategies for preventing chronic diseases, the Live Healthy Fairfax effort is promoting policy, systems and environmental changes that will help the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax achieve its vision: Fairfax — an engaged and empowered community working together to achieve optimal health and well-being for all who live, work and play here.

You can make a difference in the health of our community. Join us!

Priority Issues

Healthy and Safe Physical Environment

Improving the community environment to support good health for all.

Active Living

Increasing opportunities for physical activity to improve health.

Healthy Eating

Making healthy food affordable and accessible for all through the Fairfax Food Council.

Tobacco-Free Living

Reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke where community members live, work and play.

Health Workforce

Expanding the workforce capacity to meet the health care needs of a diverse community.

Access to Health Services

Improving access to and quality of health care services.

Data

Integrating public health data to improve monitoring, analysis, reporting, and evaluation of community health.

Community Health Dashboard

The Community Health Dashboard tracks more than 100 key health and quality of life indicators by geographical region and topic.