Loudoun Health Council
"Loudoun Health for Life" Day 2014!
In September 2009, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors endorsed the Health Council’s proposed initiative entitled "Loudoun Health for Life." This wellness initiative is focused on education, awareness and community involvement in three specific areas - nutrition, exercise and prevention. This initiative is in alignment with the overall mission of the Health Council and Health Department, and includes specific and measurable awareness and outreach activities to individuals, families and employers in Loudoun County to help address key factors that impact the health of Loudoun’s citizens.
The fifth annual "Loudoun Health for Life" day event will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive in the Stone Ridge community. Approximately 1,600 people passed back and forth through the doors of this event last year and we look forward to another successful Health for Life day event this May.
The Health Council also encourages everyone to properly dispose of unused medications. More information is available online. The next Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014; more information, including a list of drop off locations, is available here.
Also, autism resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Meeting minutes are available online following approval.
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- 3:00 p.m.
- Second Thursday of each month
- Loudoun County Government Center
1 Harrison St. S.E.
Leesburg, VA 20175
The Loudoun Health Council includes representatives from the health care, business, faith and non-profit communities, from health-related county government agencies, from Loudoun's town governments, and from the general public.
If you are interested in learning more about the Loudoun Health Council or health issues in Loudoun County, please contact us at 703-771-5829 or by email at .
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the formation of the Loudoun Health Council at its May 2, 2006, business meeting. The Health Council held its first meeting on November 16, 2006.
The mission of the Loudoun Health Council is to develop a consensus on strategies to prepare for and respond to a major outbreak of disease; to improve the health of the community in general; to increase the value of the local health care system for the entire community; to align community resources with selected priorities for action; and to identify where resources should be concentrated.
Safe Drinking Water Initiative
The Loudoun Health Council is working to increase awareness of what residents can do to help protect their drinking water. An important component of this is the proper disposal of unused medications. Equally important is the periodic testing of well water for potentially harmful contaminants; a list of regulated contaminants under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations is available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lyme Disease Initiative
The Loudoun Health Council is working with the Loudoun Lyme Disease Commission to increase awareness of ways Loudoun residents can stay safe from Lyme disease. More information is available at www.loudoun.gov/loudountargetslyme.
Loudoun Health Check Needs Assessment
Every five years, the Loudoun Health Council conducts a public health needs assessment. The most recent assessment was begun in 2013 and the draft assessments are available online for review and public comment.