DRF Speaker Series: Unveiling the Health Equity Report
Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; 434-836-6990
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research:150 Slayton Avenue, Danville
The breakfast event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Health Equity Report Unveiling
With fifty percent of the Dan River Region’s health outcomes determined by access to physical, economic and social opportunities, the case is made that where one lives matters. The release of the region’s first health equity report will display this data for the first time proving that point.
The health equity report, initiated by The Health Collaborative, will be unveiled featuring speaker Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION (CHA). Natalie guides people and organizations to solutions, plans, and common language necessary to succeed and make the world a better place, a healthy place.
Funded in collaboration with Centra, DRF and Danville Regional Medical Center and conducted in partnership with The Health Collaborative and the Institute for Public Health Innovation, the report is designed to be a baseline of data as work moves forward in creating healthier spaces for all citizens, no matter where they live.
Taking 10 months to complete, the data compiled and analyzed is taken from the American Community Survey, the United States Census Bureau, the Virginia Department of Health and North Carolina State Center of Health Statistics as well as local data that was provided by the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina.
The health equity report is built to help neighbors, sector leaders and community organizations begin to develop a clear understanding of why certain investments are made in local communities and how support across all sectors will help to create a healthier and more vibrant Dan River Region.