The Health Department phone system is being updated. Please use 703.746.4996 to contact us by phone.
El sistema telefónico del Departamento de Salud está siendo actualizado. Por favor use el 703.746.4996 para contactarnos por teléfono.
2013 County Health Rankings Released
The County Health Rankings ranks the overall health of nearly every locality in all 50 states, using a standard method to measure people’s health and how long they live. Locality health was ranked on two sets of measures: health outcomes (length and quality of life); and weighted health factors [health behaviors (30%), access to and quality of clinical care (20%), social and economic factors (40%), and the physical environment (10%)].
The County Health Rankings is a way to view how social determinants (e.g., physical environment, socioeconomic factors, etc) influence population health. It is important to remember that the rankings are for population health – while Alexandria ranks high in Virginia, overall, there are numerous groups who do not enjoy the health of the population as a whole. The Alexandria Health Department and its partners continuously strive to address and correct the health inequities; by doing so, this will further improve our overall population health.
County Health Rankings for the City of Alexandria: