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Virginia Department of Health Leadership
M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA
State Health Commissioner
Public Health and Preparedness
Chief Deputy Commissioner
Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH
Deputy Commissioner for Population Health
Faces of Public Health
|| Protecting the food you eat.
A VDH environmental health specialist tests river water to ensure Virginia’s shellfish are safe to eat.
|| Keeping Virginia’s water safe to drink.
A VDH engineer inspects a water treatment plant.
|| Monitoring the environment for disease.
VDH scientist tests mosquitoes for West Nile Virus.
|| Administering immunizations to prevent disease in your community.
VDH public health staff administer flu shots and other vaccinations to protect the entire community.
Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Shellfish Sanitation at Work