Fairfax County Health Department works in your child’s school as a blended Public Health Model.
The School Health Services Program is an extension of the Fairfax County Health Department. School Health Services staff and other Health Department employees work together to:
- Monitor communicable diseases, such as the flu and norovirus.
- Ensure access to health services, such as immunizations.
- Support community initiatives that go beyond school walls to promote a healthy community for all.
School Health Aides (SHAs) and Public Health Nurses (PHNs) are Fairfax County Health Department employees who work with Fairfax County Public Schools staff. Together, they promote a safe and healthy educational environment by providing health support services in the school setting.