City of Alexandria Health Department Celebrates 100 Years with Open House

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City of Alexandria Health Department Celebrates 100 Years with Open House

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2019

The City of Alexandria invites the community to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alexandria Health Department at an open house on Thursday, April 4, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Health Department’s main location (4480 King St.). This free public event will feature kiosks spotlighting each division, fire trucks, free giveaways and light refreshments. The community is invited take a tour of the Health Department's facilities, learn about services provided and meet the employees who make these services possible.

The Medical Reserve Corps is also offering a Psychological First Aid Training, which teaches participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma. To register for this training, email ionela.lutai@vdh.virginia.gov or call 703.746.4978.

This year marks 100 years of the Health Department’s service and dedication to the health and wellness of Alexandria residents. The Health Department provides essential public health services to Alexandrians, with a mission of “Healthier People, Healthier Communities.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit alexandriava.gov/Health.    

For media inquiries, contact Lorrie Andrew-Spear, Virginia Department of Health Communications Officer, at lorrie.andrew-spear@vdh.virginia.gov or 703.746.4956.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact shakilla.jackson@vdh.virginia.gov or 703.746.4934, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/108889.

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