Welcome to the Virginia Atlas of Community Health!

The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is an online support center for community health improvement.  Here you will find data, mapping tools, and action guides for community health improvement. We invite you to explore the Atlas and let us know how we can optimize this innovative resource to support your work.

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What's New!

Welcome ACC Explorers!

by Steve Horan, Community Health Solutions

The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is an online support center for community health improvement. We are pleased to offer the Atlas as a resource for individuals and organizations interested in Accountable Care Communities as part of the Virginia State Innovation Model Design Grant. Here you will find: Perspectives from multiple sectors on the importance…[Read More]

Explore Social Determinants of Health with the Virginia Health Opportunity Index

by Steve Horan, Community Health Solutions

Note to Readers: This post provides a brief overview of the Virginia Health Opportunity Index as published by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).  Click here for a more detailed explanation of the Virginia Health Opportunity Index at the VDH website.  Health is influenced by multiple factors, including social and economic factors that are often called ‘social…[Read More]

Geomedicine and Population Health

by Steve Sedlock, Executive Director, GeoHealth Innovations

In October, I attended the Geomedicine Summit at Duke University.  Within Duke Medicine, there is the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI).  Through the medical school’s enterprise IT system, the center is creating comprehensive databases within their service region of socio-economic, environmental, infrastructural, and service delivery variables, providing a comprehensive resource of health determinant data. The determinant data can then…[Read More]