Norfolk Public Health

The Norfolk Department of Public Health protects the health and environment of Norfolk through surveillance, service, and enforcement, and through building the capacity of citizens, individually and through neighborhoods, businesses and organizations. Public Health provides an array of programs including Epidemiology, Emergency Planning, Environmental Health and Vector Control, Nursing and Clinical, Population Health, and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) services.

Community Health Survey seeks to gather residents’ input on health

The Norfolk Public Health Department (NPHD) together with community partners is distributing a Community Health Survey across Norfolk. It will be open until January 21st and can be found on the City of Norfolk’s webpage:  The survey is part of an initiative underway to continue to engage residents and community partners in a community health planning process. 

“This is a great way for Norfolk residents and stakeholders to let us know what is important to them when it comes to health and quality of life in our community,” said Dr. Demetria Lindsay, Health Director for the NPHD.

The survey addresses topics such as quality of life, health care, children, elderly, economic opportunity, safety, social support, stress, health issues, and risky behaviors. The information gathered from the survey will be an integral part of the health planning process. For the last two years, the health department has been working with partners to address community violence, chronic disease prevention and sexual health as a result of community feedback we received through a similar survey three years ago.

This is an opportunity to check in and continue to understand the needs of the community related to these issues and other priorities. As the health planning process moves forward there will be more ways to get involved.

For more information, to volunteer, or to get involved, please contact Renatta Ramsawh at

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To Help Prevent Flu

During flu season, stop the spread of germs that make you and your family sick. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. This may help prevent others from getting the flu or other illnesses. Healthy habits start with you! 

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