One Fairfax

One Fairfax logoOne Fairfax is a joint racial and social equity policy of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board. The 2016 One Fairfax Resolution commits the county and schools to intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services.

It’s a declaration that all residents deserve an equitable opportunity to succeed — regardless of their race, color, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, income or where they live.

The One Fairfax Policy establishes shared definitions, focus areas, processes and organizational structure to help county and school leaders to look intentionally, comprehensively and systematically at barriers that may be creating gaps in opportunity. The One Fairfax Policy includes a purpose, definitions, areas of focus to promote equity, process and roles.

On this page: Why One Fairfax?; Community Engagement; 5 Key Equity Drivers; Resources.

Community Engagement

The Board of Supervisors convenes groups of stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the drivers and roots of inequity in Fairfax County. Stakeholders represent our residents, staff, and the civic, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic, and business communities while leveraging their insights and experiences to co-create solutions for an equitable future and advance our progress toward equity.


Racial Equity Stakeholders Council group photoIn February 2019, Chairman Sharon Bulova invited a group of stakeholders representing residents, staff, and the civic, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic, and business communities to come together to foster open and honest discussions on issues surrounding race, with the goal of engaging the community to inform the County’s application of the One Fairfax Policy. The Chairman’s Stakeholders Council on Race summarized their insights and steps to address structural racism in their report.

 

group photo: Chairman's equity taskforceIn September 2020, Chairman Jeff McKay convened the Chairman’s Task Force on Equity and Opportunity to better understand the drivers of inequity in Fairfax County and to develop recommendations for accelerating the county’s progress towards becoming One Fairfax. The insights and recommendations developed by the Task Force were identified as critical to advancing racial and social equity in Fairfax County.

 

The opening statement in each area below was the Task Force’s vision for the related key equity driver.

5 Key Equity Drivers

Fairfax County is a place where all people can attain their highest level of health and wellbeing.

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The Vaccine Equity Strategy Team, comprised of county staff from the Health DepartmentNeighborhood and Community Services, the Office of Public Affairs and the One Fairfax Central Team, was convened in early 2021. The team reviewed data and promoted equity in vaccination through targeted strategies toward population groups and communities with lower vaccination rates. 

All people in Fairfax County are entitled to expect that their law enforcement and other public safety departments provide service consistent with the roles defined for them through community involvement and input, and that they should to do so in a manner that is fully transparent and accountable to the public, ensures through implicit bias and cultural competency training that all persons are treated equally and that racial, cultural or other profiling does not occur, and prevents the excessive and unnecessary use of force.

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All people in Fairfax County, from cradle to career and beyond, are taking advantage of inclusive, responsive, high quality, and accessible learning opportunities that enable them to grow, prosper, and thrive, to become self-sufficient and engaged county residents.

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Fairfax County is a place where all people live in communities of opportunity with the ability to engage fully in decisions that affect their lives and neighborhoods.

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Communities of color are driving Fairfax County’s population growth, and their ability to contribute to the economy and share in its benefits is central to the county’s success.

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Resources

Contact the One Fairfax team at onefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov with questions.

  • Communities of Opportunity Dashboard offers two tools that display the variation in access to opportunity and wellbeing across the county: the Communities of Opportunity Index and the Communities of Opportunity Equity Map. This information can inform collective action aligned to the Countywide Strategic Plan and efforts that change the built environment of the county to build and connect residents to opportunity and promote wellbeing.
  • Vulnerability Index shows areas in Fairfax County that are the most vulnerable based on occupation, education, language, income, transportation, health insurance, and housing. The Vulnerability Index can be used with data on community engagement, service delivery, programming, funding, and more to inform decision making.
  • Fairfax County COVID-19 Vulnerability Index shows which areas of the county are vulnerable to COVID-19, and where to target interventions and resources for response and recovery. It is based on the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index.
  • Demographics & Data has a variety of data and analyses by place and population to inform program planning.
  • Needs Assessment | Data Analytics examines current conditions for residents and communities and efficiently align services and resources to address local needs.
  • Mapping Opportunity in Northern Virginia is an interactive map showing indicators used in reports (see the ‘Reports’ tab, below) from Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Northern Virginia Health Foundation.
     

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Have Questions?

Get in touch to learn more information about these Equity Impact Plans, One Fairfax or how the County is advancing racial and social equity! Email us at OneFairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-2531, TTY 711.


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