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Report: Place plays role in health equity

July 12, 2017

Report: Place plays role in health equity

A regional health report shows disparities in healthy and overall life expectancy within Danville and the Dan River Region.


Health Equity Report Unveiling with Natalie S. Burke

June 29, 2017

Health Equity Report Unveiling with Natalie S. Burke

On July 11 at 7:30 a.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research, the health equity report, initiated by The Health Collaborative, will be unveiled featuring speaker Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION. Natalie guides people and organizations to solutions, plans, and common language necessary to succeed and make the world a better place, a healthy place.


2017 Regional Report Card Released

March 8, 2017

2017 Regional Report Card Released

DRF has released an updated 2017 Regional Report Card in partnership with the Future of the Piedmont Foundation and the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.

View the 2017 Regional Report Card here.

 


DRF to Host Author Melody Warnick on March 16

February 2, 2017

DRF to Host Author Melody Warnick on March 16

DRF will host author Melody Warnick of Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, March 16 to discuss her book “This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live” at a free luncheon event at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.

How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in “This Is Where You Belong.” She dives into the body of research around place attachment — the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well being — then travels to towns across America to see it in action.


Moving from a mill town to a ‘will town’

January 22, 2017

Moving from a mill town to a ‘will town’

Recently, author August Wallmeyer penned two editorial series, one for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and one upcoming for the Roanoke Times focusing on his new book, “The Extremes of Virginia.” He correctly identifies that there are two separate and unequal commonwealths, as many of us are well aware.