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How can we build a healthier Alexandria? Alexandria Health Department wants to hear about your health priorities.

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Community Health Assessment

Let's Build a Healthier Alexandria!

All Alexandrians should have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. How can we make this vision a reality for everyone in our city? 

Alexandria Health Department is working with community partners to identify the most pressing health issues in our city. We developed a community health assessment using a combination of health data and community member feedback. This assessment will be the foundation for a plan to address the top health concerns. Sign up for community health updates, upcoming meeting information, and the latest data.

Join the conversation - RSVP for Building a Healthier Alexandria Together here.

Discover local views - Explore community health survey results here.


What is a Community Health Assessment (CHA)?Community Health Assessment FAQs

  • A CHA uses survey data, health statistics, and community input to identify, examine, and prioritize the most pressing issues that impact health.
  • A CHA can help explain:
    • What are Alexandria’s biggest health challenges?
    • Who is affected?
    • Where are unmet needs for services?
    • Why are there health inequities in Alexandria?


 



The Process

AHD and community partners developed a comprehensive snapshot of health in Alexandria using this method. 


Schedule of Meetings


CHA Steering Committee

The CHA Steering Committee, comprised of prominent community leaders committed to improving health and wellness in the City, helps to guide Alexandria's Community Health Assessment process and ensure representation from all Alexandrians’ voices. 


Commitment to Community

All Alexandria residents are invited -- and encouraged! -- to help develop a complete picture of health by taking surveys, participating in public meetings, and inviting others to share their voices. You are essential to our success.

To see the outcome of the City's last assessment process and the resulting 2014-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan, please visit the  Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria website. 

Check this page for updates, or email  healthmatters@vdh.virginia.gov for more information on how you can get involved.

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