We regularly feature new resources here – resources that we’ve produced as well as those from external sources we think you might find useful. Take a look and check back here for new updates.

Our Resources

How Healthy Is Northern Virginia?

A 2013 report by the Northern Virginia Health Foundation found that while many residents in this affluent region are in good health, significant numbers of residents of all ages and income levels struggle, particularly when it comes to obesity, dental care, mental health, and other health measures.

Webinar on Virginia’s Dental Health Benefits

In December 2014, NVHF sponsored a free webinar about dental benefits offered in the Virginia exchange for 2015. Organized by the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, the webinar was designed to help northern Virginia navigators, assisters, and anyone else interested in learning more as they try to help consumers better understand their benefits.

Report on the Oral Health of Northern Virginia

In September 2011, the NVHF issued the first-ever survey of Northern Virginia’s oral health, which found that lower-income families are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to getting the oral health care services they need.

Health and Wellness Directory

The Northern Virginia Health Foundation developed the Northern Virginia Health and Wellness Directory as a resource for all who share our vision of a community with the capacity to be and stay healthy.

Other Resources

In March 2015, Virginia will offer comprehensive dental care to low-income pregnant women. Check out fact sheets and other materials for providers and pregnant women that describe these benefits.

The Commission to Build a Healthier America recently released an issue brief on early childhood that points to the role economic and social conditions play in directly affecting children’s health.

Check out A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia, a new report from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia on the demographic, economic, and social trends that impact older adults in the region.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation features a robust resource directory on its website with resources related to oral health, food access, and other issues.

Learn about projects underway by the Region Forward Coalition, a group of regional leaders working collaboratively on solutions that strengthen the region’s economy and quality of life. Region Forward is an initative of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website to learn more about the importance of “upstream issues” to health.

Check out a recent discussion paper from the Public Health Institute that explains why health in all policies approaches and cross-sector collaboration are essential to effectively addressing social determinants of health.

Watch a webinar by the National Association of County and City Health Officials that highlights how communities are using health in all policies approaches to improve health.