Alexandria Health Department

The Health Department’s mission is to advance “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We provide essential public health services to Alexandrians, and others who work and play here. We operate public health specialty clinics; help our communities to prepare for, respond to & recover from public health emergencies; assess food safety at restaurants & permitted facilities; investigate communicable diseases & offer guidance to prevent the spread of disease; and advances community...

Page updated on Oct 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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Alexandria Health Department will hold a free flu clinic on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave, Alexandria). Flu shots are available for adults and children ages six months and up. All are welcome. No insurance required.




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Join teens at TC Williams on October 17 to learn more about the public health field, and talk about the health issues you and your community face everyday. Or attend our LGBTQ-friendly Halloween Boo Bash on October 27, co-sponsored with Safe Space NOVA. Get your free ticket now!


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Alexandria Health Department invites community members to tell us about the factors impact YOUR health. Take our survey by October 28 and/or join us on November 3, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at George Washington Middle School for our next Community Health Meeting. Help give everyone in Alexandria a chance to live the healthiest life possible.


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Mayor Allison Silberberg of Alexandria declares October 11, 2018 Children's Environmental Health Day.


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Take steps to protect you and yours today and everyday. Keep Narcan on hand in case of an accidental overdose or emergency. On April 5, the US surgeon general urged more Americans to carry this life-saving drug.


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Is childhood obesity a problem in Alexandria? ACPS and Alexandria Health Department examined body mass index (BMI) measures for incoming kindergartners at Alexandria City Public Schools to assess the health of our youth. We invite policymakers and community members to learn more about the health of City youth, and use our findings to target prevention and treatment programs. 


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On February 12, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched its new Food Code. Find out more.


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How worried should Alexandria be about teen drinking? ACPS and Alexandria Health Department assessed the behavior of Alexandria youth in six risk areas including mental health, alcohol and drug use, and sexual behavior. Our report is the result of academic, governmental, volunteer, and non-governmental organizations working together to improve the health and wellness of youth in our community.


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The Health Matters in Alexandria Dashboard is live! Our Dashboard provides a comprehensive snapshot of health in the City of Alexandria. It offers anyone the ability to search, examine, compare and share critical data that have profound impacts on community health.  


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Childhood lead poisoning is a major, preventable public health concern. Blood lead level testing is required by the Code of Virginia for certain children and recommended for others. Read ahead for more information about lead and for additional resources. 


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The City of Alexandria’s highest priority is the health and safety of its residents, businesses and visitors. Although water service in Alexandria is provided by Virginia American Water, a private company, the City has been in close contact with Virginia American Water regarding water quality.


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Learn about health trends in your area. Our publications and reports monitor regional trends and analyze local data. We offer this information to the public to guide program and policy development. Publications and reports are compiled by our epidemiologists, who investigate communicable diseases reported by healthcare providers, labs, and schools.


 

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