Live Healthy Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Susan Sanow,
Partnership Program Coordinator, Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

Live Healthy Fairfax Awards

Introducing the 2022 Live Healthy Fairfax Awards

Nomination Period Now Closed.

The Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax (PFHF) annually invites nominations for the Live Healthy Fairfax Awards to recognize outstanding examples of practices supporting healthy practices to improve the health and well-being of individuals as addressed in the Partnership’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Purpose and Benefits

The Live Healthy Fairfax Awards recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations – both public and private – that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and action to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and populations in the Fairfax Health District. The Fairfax Health District is defined as Fairfax County (including the incorporated towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna), Fairfax City, and the City of Falls Church.

The awards are particularly intended to recognize those who go “above and beyond” – e.g., individuals who volunteer to lead major initiatives, businesses that provide employees and customers with health-related opportunities, or agencies that implement programs or practices supporting healthy choices. Also celebrated are efforts that impact the larger community and that can serve as models for others to follow.

One Live Healthy Fairfax Award will be offered in each of the three categories that align with the current CHIP areas of focus:

  • Behavioral Health: Promoting social and emotional wellness for all.
  • Healthy Eating (Fairfax Food Council): Promoting the accessibility, availability and affordability of healthy eating for all.
  • Healthy Environment and Active Living: Improving the community environment to support active living and good health for all.

Awards will be presented at an upcoming PFHF Meeting. Award recipients will also be recognized on the county website and in the PFHF Newsletter.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nominees can be individuals, businesses, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government agencies, schools and other educational organizations.
  2. All nominees must be nominated for actions that impact the health of individuals and/or populations in the Fairfax Health District. The Fairfax Health District is defined as Fairfax County (including the incorporated towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna), Fairfax City, and the City of Falls Church.
  3. The achievement must have occurred during the period of eligibility or over a period of years including a portion of the eligibility period. It may be for a specific service, a particular accomplishment, or an accumulation of accomplishments.
  4.  Nominees cannot have been awarded a Live Healthy Fairfax Award in the previous five years. Nominees who have previously won an individual award may be included in a group award nomination, however. And those who have been a part of a group award remain eligible for an individual award.

Judging Process and Criteria

Nominations will be forwarded to the appropriate PFHF team:

  • Behavioral Health 
  • Healthy Eating (the Fairfax Food Council)
  • Healthy Environment and Active Living (HEAL)

Each team will review nominations and submit up to three recommended finalists to the PFHF Steering Committee for final selection. The Steering Committee will select no more than one nomination per category to receive Live Healthy Fairfax Award.

Nominations will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • The nominee clearly contributed to the advancement and support of community health in the Fairfax Health District, devoting exceptional time, effort or expertise to a healthy community.
  • The nominee serves as a model for individuals, organizations, businesses, and/or communities to follow.
  • The achievement is tied to a specific goal, objective, or action in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The achievement does not have to be completed as a part of the CHIP.

Nomination Requirements

  • The nominator must inform the nominee(s) of their nomination.
  • Separate nomination forms must be used for each nomination.
  • Each nomination must include:
    • Completed Live Healthy Fairfax Nomination Form (pages 1 – 2 of the application) can be filled on the .pdf file provided or can be completed as a separate document.
    • Completed Answers to questions #1 – 4 (maximum response, 1 page per question).

Submission Requirements

Completed electronic forms should be sent as an attachment to and must be received by 4:00 pm on January 19, 2022 (new date). Subject line should say: Live Healthy Fairfax Nomination – [name of nominee]. 

Nominations can be sent via mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS). All items should be dated (postmarked) no later than January 19, 2022. Mailing Address:

Live Healthy Fairfax Award
Susan Sanow, Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Coordinator
Fairfax County Health Department
10777 Main Street, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA 22030

Submit your Nominations!

Download a copy of the nomination form. Forms may also be requested by contacting Susan Sanow, PFHF Program Coordinator at or 703-246-8856.


Please contact Susan Sanow, Partnership Program Coordinator, or at 703-246-8856.

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