Live Healthy Fairfax

CONTACT INFORMATION: Available during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-246-8856 TTY 711
10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Susan Sanow
Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Project Manager

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Achievements, Grants & Awards


Significant achievements of the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax include:

CHIP 1.0 Accomplishments (2013-2018)

  • Bicycle Master Plan
  • Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Study
  • Community Gardens
  • Community Health Dashboards
  • Digital Story Telling Project
  • Eat and Run Handbook
  • Fairfax Food Council
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Health in All Policies
  • Mobile Food Markets
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Suicide Prevention Initiatives
  • Tobacco-Free Play Zones
  • Trauma Informed Community Network

CHIP 2.0 Accomplishments (2019-2023)

  • Urban Agriculture in Zoning Modernization
  • Expand food insecurity screenings and resources
  • Establish bicycle traffic garden at Fairfax County Elementary School
  • Promote trauma awareness through ACE Interface Training
  • Develop the “Tell Me Your Story” cultural competency curriculum
  • Establish social isolation committee to recommend the prevention of loneliness strategies
  • Developing new resources to help adults find and access behavioral health care services

Grants & Awards

The partnership has been able to raise additional funds to support our programs through grants and awards including:

  • Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Control Project, 2015-2020, 2020-2025
  • Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Obesity Prevention, 2016-2018, 2018-2020
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, 2017
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Sponsorship 2014, 2017, grant 2015
  • Anonymous Grant, 2014
  • Walmart Grant, 2014
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Grant, 2014
  • Virginia Department of Health Grant, 2013-2014
  • Community Transformation Grant, 2012-2014

Live Healthy Awards

The Live Healthy Fairfax Awards launched in November 2021 to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations – both public and private – that have demonstrated exemplary supportive leadership and action to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and populations in the Fairfax Community.  

The Live Healthy Fairfax Award is aligned with the Partnership’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and is intended to recognize those who go “above and beyond” in three areas: Behavioral Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Environment and Active Living.

Visit the Live Healthy Fairfax Awards page to learn more about the awards and submission requirements.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 awards!
  • Behavioral Health Team: Rebecca Kiessling, Executive Director, NAMI Northern Virginia
  • Fairfax Food Council/Healthy Eating Team: Eileen Garnett Civic Space, Laura Baker and Adam Wynn, Project Leads
  • Healthy Environment and Active Living: The Farm at Halley Rise, Reston, VA 

Read more about the awardees. 

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