The Thomas Jefferson Health District operates under the government of the state of Virginia, which also operates several health departments in various cities. The Thomas Jefferson Health District assesses the public health status, prevents epidemics and the spread of disease, protects against environmental hazards, guards against the occurrence of injury-causing situations and responds to disasters. It administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is a federal health, nutrition and prevention program for infants, pregnant women and children under the age of 5. The district supports family planning, maternal health, primary care and epidemiology programs. It provides risk and physical assessment, health education, treatment and laboratory testing services. The Thomas Jefferson Health District operates an environmental health division that protects public s environment and enhances the public health and safety of the community. It maintains a location in Charlottesville, Va.