Welcome to the 2014 Virginia Atlas of Community Health!

The Virginia Atlas of Community Health is an online source of data, mapping tools, and action guides for community health improvement. The recently released 2014 Atlas includes a series of updates and enhancements to improve your user experience. We invite you to explore the Atlas and let us know how we can optimize this innovative tool to support your work.

Also please join the Atlas User Community. We need your feedback so that we can better meet your needs and demonstrate value to our funders.


What's New!

Webinar Wednesdays Fall Series: Spotlight on Cancer and Diabetes

by Sherrina Gibson, Project Manager, Community Health Solutions

For the next two months, the Atlas team will conduct a series of weekly webinars. The purpose of the Webinar Wednesdays Fall Series is to spotlight two important health topics, Cancer and Diabetes. Cancer Spotlight (October 1, 8, 15 and 22)  In this spotlight, the Atlas team will provide an overview of data indicators, mapping tools and action guides focused on…[Read More]

Need Atlas Training? Sign up for Webinar Wednesdays

by Sherrina Gibson, Project Manager, Community Health Solutions

From February-June 2014, we conducted a survey of Atlas users. The purpose of the survey was to obtain insight on how the Atlas to helps you achieve your work objectives, and to guide our plans for enhancing the Atlas. The responses were overwhelmingly positive, with the majority of users giving both the Data Tables and Mapping…[Read More]

Local Area Analysis Removes the “Mask” of County Level Analysis

by Steve Sedlock, Executive Director, GeoHealth Innovations

My colleague, Brian Smedley, from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies spoke in April during a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation webinar on the County Health Rankings.  Dr. Smedley stated:  “We need to look at smaller geographic areas to see how neighborhoods affect health.  A lens on place can be powerful in helping us to understand…[Read More]