Publications & Reports

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.

Page updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Publications & Reports

2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Report

Caution Bike

In collaboration with the Alexandria Fire Department and Alexandria Geographic Information System Office, AHD has published a report outlining information on pedestrian injuries and bicycle crashes in the City of Alexandria. This report will show you information on the number and rate of pedestrians struck and bicycle crashes as well as information by age, race/ethnicity, geographical distribution, and zip code.

Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

YRBS 2014

Based on an anonymous, voluntary survey given to Alexandria City Public School students in grades eight, ten and twelve, this report assesses youth behavior in six risk areas. Among other factors, we investigate indicators for mental health, alcohol and drug use, and sexual behavior. Our report is the result of academic, government, volunteer and non-governmental organizations working together to improve the health and wellness of youth in our community. 
[2016-2017]    [2013-2014] 

County Health Rankings

2014 County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps  program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, measures health factors in nearly every county in America. Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national data sources, which are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights. This program aims to raise awareness about the many factors that influence health. View the city's 2017 Snapshot.

Health Profile I


AHD has recently published  Health Profile I: Health Behaviors, Morbidity, and Mortality. Our report focuses on key health indicators that are considered important to public health, are actionable, and are regularly reported. For each health indicator in the report, AHD has provided information on how Alexandria is doing as well as evidence-based recommendations to help improve health outcomes.

Kindergarten BMI Surveillance Report


Our report looks at obesity in Alexandria City students to help assess the health of youth in our community. We examine body mass index (BMI) measures for incoming kindergartners at Alexandria City Public Schools. Here, you can find information on weight status by gender, race/ethnicity, zip code and school. We invite school and health personnel, community members, and policymakers to use what they learn in this report to target prevention and treatment programs.

Local Report to Clinicians


Our Report to Clinicians summarizes cases of reportable disease investigated by the Alexandria Health Department in each calendar year. For this report, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and tuberculosis (TB) are presented separately from other reportable diseases. 
[2013]   [2014]   [2015]  [2016]

Health Matters in Alexandria Dashboard


The Health Matters in Alexandria Dashboard provides a comprehensive snapshot of health in the City of Alexandria. Data spans categories which have a profound impact on health. Our dashboard allows you search, visualize, compare and share data on both health outcomes and the social determinants that drive health and wellness.