Health & Wellness in the New River Valley – Session 1, The Community Health Assessment
September 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
One of the four central themes of the NRV Livability Plan is Building Healthy Communities with goals and strategies to address access to and the cost of healthcare, recreation and nutrition, early childhood education and development, and environmental quality . Since the plan’s release in 2014, we have learned even more as a region about the many factors affecting both individual and community health.
As a follow-up to the Annual Livability in Action Exchange, the NRV Livability Initiative will hold issue-specific events, with our next series focused on health and wellness. In this first session, participants will hear the findings of the 2021 Community Health Assessment. Carilion Clinic, in partnership with regional health agencies, completes the Community Health Assessment every three years to understand regional trends and priorities in health.
Access to affordable housing, knowledge of available services, and access to childcare are just a few of the many factors affecting the ability of all NRV residents to live healthy and happy lives. This session will provide an overview of the 2021 assessment’s key findings, followed by questions and discussion.
View the recording on the Healthy Roots Resources page.