Loudoun Health Council
A Successful 2013 "Loudoun Health for Life" Day!
The fourth annual "Loudoun Health for Life"
day event was held Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Gum Spring Library
, 24600 Millstream Drive in the Stone Ridge community. Thanks to "Biingo" from the Biggest Loser, the exhibitors and all the volunteers who came out and made this day such a success. Approximately 1,600 people passed back and forth through the doors during this event.
Each year the Loudoun Health Council, Loudoun County Public Library and Loudoun County Health Department partner on a “Health for Life” day that includes a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including staying safe from Lyme disease, preventive health care screenings, physical fitness activities for all ages, nutrition demonstrations and tastings, exhibits of local health resources and information, and face painting and balloons for children.
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 Health Council also encourages everyone to properly dispose of unused medications. More information is available online.
Loudoun County autism resources are also available online.
- 3:00 p.m.
- Second Thursday of each month
- Loudoun County Government Center
1 Harrison St. S.E.
Leesburg, VA 20177
Meeting minutes are available online following approval.
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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.
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.