Welcome to Destination 2027, our healthiest Arlington yet!
Arlington County Public Health Division has launched its Destination 2027 campaign, a community-driven process for improving community health by 2027.
We want to hear from you! Destination 2027 uses feedback from community members, data about health in our community, and information about how well our local public health system is meeting national standards to identify how the Public Health Division can work with, and empower, Arlington residents and community based organizations to improve public health.
We are using the he National Association of County and City Health Officials’ process, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP), to guide Destination 2027 work. This four-assessment process provides a comprehensive picture of health and well being in Arlington County. Learn more about the assessments here.
How can community members get involved?
We collect feedback about community health priorities through two channels:
- Our confidential, online survey is open to all people who live, work, or play in Arlington County. We need your feedback to learn how to best improve the health of the community!
- Guided discussion groups (called the Local Public Health System Assessment [LPHSA]) with community organizations such as civic groups, schools, emergency response, law enforcement, nursing homes, hospitals, elected officials, transportation authorities, neighborhood commissions, non profit organizations, and more. Does your organization want to participate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if so.
What are next steps in the community health improvement process?
Destination2027 will use survey data, community discussion, and other data metrics from our assessments to identify public health issues that are most important to Arlington residents.
Once community public health priorities are identified, we develop goals and strategies for addressing them.
Finally, we move into the action cycle, where we collaborate with community partners to take action with evidence-based strategies to build a healthier community. We will also evaluate whether we are effectively working to address community priorities. These activities build upon one another in a continuous and interactive manner to ensure continued learning and success.
Project success depends on community input, so please take our survey to make your voice heard. Thank you!
Has Arlington County Public Health done similar work in the past?
We conducted a similar assessment in 2007, which led to successful work to improve access to health care, reduce causes of chronic disease such as obesity and smoking, and lower rates of infectious diseases like the flu and sexually transmitted infections.
Where can I go for more information?
Want to get involved or learn more? Email us at email@example.com or call 703-228-5580 or 703-228-1938 (TTY).
You can learn more about our survey here.
Learn about the MAPP framework that we are using here.