emPOWERing Public Health: Fairfax County, Virginia

Dec 15, 2017 | Michelle Bahk

In 2016, Winter Storm Jonas threatened the East Coast with hazardous winter weather which threatened the health of millions. Concerned with the well-being of its at-risk and electricity dependent community members, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) leveraged the tools of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) emPOWER Initiative to strengthen its preparedness and response capabilities in anticipation of the event.

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