Location: Dan River Region (Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina), population 127,214
The Problem: Adults are consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and are reporting low levels of physical activity.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The Health Collaborative has created action teams to tackle four different health areas in Danville: healthy eating, active living, access to healthcare and cross-cutting approaches. The goal is to create a holistic approach for removing barriers to achieving health equity for all. The Collaborative has drafted a 10 year plan to improve health equity, social determinants and health impact with the Dan River region.