Healthy Places Index


Measuring Opportunity, an NVHF-commissioned issue brief, explores the data and factors behind the Healthy Places Index. The brief shows that life expectancy in Northern Virginia varies by as much as 19 years, and that over 75 percent of that variation is attributable to factors related to housing, transportation, education, economic characteristics, and other household resources.

Learn how the HPI data helps local leaders better target resources to priority neighborhoods and address the factors that most contribute to the health and well-being of their residents. And be sure to use try out the HPI indicator on our interactive map

Learn how to use the HPI in your sector:

  • Local Government (PDF)
  • Explore what the HPI tells us about race, ethnicity and health in Northern Virginia.
    Download all sector-specific issue briefs.