News Articles

Food Insecurity and Housing Instability Are Inextricably Linked

November 20, 2023

About 10.4 million (25.4 percent of renter-occupied units) are spending half or more of their incomes on shelter, leaving families without adequate resources to pay for food. This depletion of family resources to cover rent helps explain the intersection of hunger and housing instability as well as the need for anti-hunger stakeholders to champion polices to support affordable housing. (Read More)


Improving Access to LGBTQIA+-Friendly Care in Rural Areas

July 5, 2022

Pride of Rural Virginia will aim to maintain accurate, up-to-date information on safe and affirming providers while determining how to manage clinical staff changes and field feedback from LGBTQIA+ patients. They want to support rural clinicians on the journey to provide equitable care for all rural Virginians, and hope to utilize any negative patient experiences as a starting place for conversations about affirming care in order to improve the experiences and health outcomes of future LGBTQIA+ patients. (Read More)

New REACH Partnership Awarded $6.3 million Grant to Address Health Disparities in Dan River Region

November 1, 2021

The Regional Engagement to Advance Community Health (REACH) Partnership, begun as the former Community Health Worker (CHW) Project, will expand resources and services to more wholly address health disparities in the Dan River Region, thanks to a $6.3 million grant award from the Danville Regional Foundation.

New AMA Policy Recognizes Racism as a Public Health Threat

November 16, 2020

CHICAGO — New policy adopted by physicians at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD) recognizes racism as a public health threat and commits to actively work on dismantling racist policies and practices across all of health care.

COVID-19: Health as a Common Good

July 29, 2020

"Hasn’t the time come to think of health as a common good that we collectively protect, and disconnect, from social and economic forces? As a society we are a collective, and it is only by taking care of ourselves as a collective that we will coexist with inevitable pandemics and other potential natural disasters."