Voices From the Field

Voices From the Field features guest commentary from experts and thought leaders about the health of Northern Virginia.

Why Every School Should Focus on Health

Dr. Alvin Crawley, superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools, outlines details of the school division's new strategic plan that, for the first time, includes specific goals focused on health and wellness.

How Healthy Are Arlington Youth?

Kimberly Durand, coordinator for the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, examines issues impacting health and well-being of Arlington youth. She also explains how a new Community Report Card can help spur more solutions to children's health problems.

Why Breastfeeding is Good for Babies, Women—and Employers

By March of this year, over eight million Americans had enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These plans bring a host of new benefits for women, including federal regulations that make it easier for women to breastfeed. The ACA requires that health insurance plans cover…