What is Community Health?

Community health is a field of study that specializes in the mental and physical well-being of individuals in geographic region. The health of a community is affected by the demographics, economics, and social influences that exists within the community.

At its core, community health aims to improve the lives of many people through policy change, education, and collaboration with other local organizations. The health district seeks to provide accessible health resources and advocate for policy change to reinforce healthy behaviors in our community.

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Immunizations

Follow the link below to find immunization schedules for the following categories:

  • 0-18 Years
  • Catch-Up Schedule
  • Adult Schedule by Age Group
  • Recommended Vaccinations Indicated for Adults Based on Medical and Other Indications
  • Adult Contraindications and Precautions

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Mental Health Resources

43.8 million adults experience mental illness each year, and nearly 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness.

Mental illness is not a personal failure. In fact, if there is failure, it is to be found in the way we have responded to people with mental and brain disorders

– Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland Director-General of the World Health Organization

Ways to get help for a mental illness

Call Your Doctor

If you have insurance, start by calling the number on the back of your medical insurance card. If you have lost your card, visit the company website.

Connect to Family, Friends, and Support Groups

Healthy Lifestyles

Learn about how you can better your health by exploring a variety of helpful resources, hand picked by the staff at FVHD.

Helpful Resources

Programs & Services

Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls prevention program that aims to reduce the fears people have around falling. This program teaches balance and strength building exercises while empowering people to make positive lifestyle changes

The Year of Resilience is a program that aims to teach resiliency traits to young teens.

This year long program helps people make real sustainable changes to their diet and exercise to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

The Live Well series is a set of evidence-based programs such as Live Well with Chronic Conditions, Live Well with Diabetes and Live Well with Chronic Pain. These programs teach chronic disease management skills to improve quality of life for those who suffer with chronic disease or those who are caretakers for disease sufferers.

Video Resources

Talking to your Doctor

Women’s Health

Seniors Living Alone

Vaping

Suicide Prevention

Stress

Our Community Health Staff

Stephanie Johnson
Senior Community Health Program Associate

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Leesa Philippon
RGH Coordinator

lphilippon@fvhd.org

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Justine Ginsberg
Community Health Coordinator

jginsberg@fvhd.org

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ANNA LARSON, MPH
COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATE

alarson@fvhd.org

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KIRSTEN CAREW, MPH
EPIDEMIOLOGIST

kcarew@fvhd.org

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