Alexandria's Community Health Assessment

What's Alexandria's health status? Learn about our top health issues and how to get involved.

Page updated on Jun 19, 2019 at 11:25 AM

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Building a Healtheir Alexandria Together

All Alexandrians should have the opportunity to live their healthiest life. We can take the first step toward that vision by understanding the most pressing health challenges.

The Alexandria Health Department invites residents to “Building a Healthier Alexandria Together,” a community conversation on Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Beth El Hebrew Congregation (3830 Seminary Road). The event will review the results from a year-long collaborative Community Health Assessment on our community's health status, and will outline next steps to address top issues. All residents are welcome to attend this free event and join efforts to build a healthier community.    


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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