Community Outreach Programs

Our community outreach programs support the mission of the Norfolk Health Department by seeking to improve the health and wellness of Norfolk citizens through the promotion of healthy behaviors and community outreach and engagement. If you are interested in health education materials, educational videos, brochures, exhibits, support materials for an event or would like us at an event, please call 757-683-2756 for more information.

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We want you to have a healthy baby. In the BabyCare program, you will learn: how to eat healthy, what to expect during labor and delivery, how to care for your newborn and how to feed and keep your baby safe. We will help you understand your baby's growth and development. You will be monitored by a Registered Nurse who will visit you at home, in the office, and by phone. To determine your financial eligibility visit the WIC Eligibility website.

The nurse will provide the education you need during and after your pregnancy. For further information, call Senior Public Health Nurse, Noni Welch at 757-355-5641.

Chronic Disease Prevention Program

The purpose of this program is to promote and educate the community on the risk factors associated with long term health conditions. Topics include high blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, diet, physical activity and weight management. Health screenings are useful tools in determining a person's health risks. These services are available throughout the community.

These screenings include:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose

For more information about Chronic Disease Prevention Program or to schedule an appointment call 757-683-2301.


This program provides monitoring for the occurrence of reportable and emerging diseases, provides guidance to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, and investigates outbreaks of disease and other public health emergencies. For more information, call 757-683-2801.

Pre-Admission Medical Screening

 This program provides a wide range of services to assist the elderly and their families in improving or maintaining senior citizens' quality of life via health education, nursing home screenings, blood pressure screenings and advocacy. For more information, call 757-664-6123.

Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking is a difficult task, but we are here to assist! Services such as tobacco presentations and workshops are available for scheduling at your site. If you are a smoker and ready to quit, awesome! There are services waiting for you. If you are not ready, but just have questions, we are here to assist you as well. For more information please contact 757-683-8836.

Community Event & Education Requests

The Norfolk Department of Public Health partners with local organizations on health fairs and community events as part of our commitment to help improve the quality of life in our community by encouraging individuals to take charge of their health through education and awareness.

If you are interested in any health or wellness event and would like more information, please email Liza de la Cruz in the Office of Health Promotion. Thank you!

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