Epidemiology Program

Our epidemiologists investigate communicable diseases reported by healthcare providers, labs, and schools and offer guidance to residents, schools, long-term care facilities, and others to prevent and control the spread of disease. They also monitor trends and analyze data to guide program and policy development.

Page updated on Oct 12, 2017 at 3:51 PM

About Epidemiology 

Alexandria Health Department (AHD) uses epidemiologists to:

  • investigate communicable diseases reported by healthcare providers, labs, and schools
  • offer guidance to residents, schools, long-term care facilities, and others to prevent and control the spread of disease
  • monitor trends and analyzes data to guide program and policy development.

Contact Information

4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
703.746.4951
Fax: 703.746.4953

Healthcare Providers

Need AHD's latest report to clinicians or information on mandatory disease reporting? Visit  www.alexandriava.gov/65006 for our Information for Healthcare Providers page.

Disease Topics

Visit www.alexandriava.gov/11622 for information on hazard substances like lead or radon.

Statistics & Vital Data

Below are resources available for health-related statistics, from the Virginia Department of Health and throughout the area:


Publications & Reports


Caution Bike 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Report

In collaboration with the Alexandria Fire Department and Alexandria Geographic Information System Office, AHD has published a report outlining information on pedestrians struck 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.  



YRBS 2014 Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

This anonymous, voluntary survey was given to Alexandria City Public School students in grades eight, ten and twelve. The Alexandria YRBS represents data collected a given school year, and is the result of academic, government, volunteer and non-governmental organizations working together to improve the health and wellness of youth in Alexandria. 
[2016-2017]    [2013-2014]


2014 County Health Rankings 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. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights. A major goal of the program is to raise awareness about the many factors that influence health. View the city's 2017 Snapshot.


Thumb_HealthProfileIHealth Profile I

AHD has recently published  Health Profile I: Health Behaviors, Morbidity, and Mortality. This 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.


Scale 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.


Thumb_LocalReportClinicians Local Report to Clinicians

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

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