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From an Expert: Should My Organization Discontinue Group Health Insurance?

Although in the past the American workforce has relied on employer-provided health insurance, some of the rationale behind that system has changed and many small organizations, defined as those having fewer than 50 full time employees, are re-considering whether health insurance must be a required benefit. What has changed? Employees in group plans were guaranteed…

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ConnectVA Launches Your Go-To-Place for Friendly Community Data

ConnectVA is pleased to launch our newest community resource, Community Vital Signs, offering accessible & understandable data.  What is Community Vital Signs? Quickly and easily find pertinent data on the health of Virginia -- broken out by counties and cities -- from poverty to unemployment to education to health. It is an initiative of ConnectVA to put…

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Event Recap: Health Services Fair in Petersburg

ConnectVA teamed up with Southside Regional Medical Center and the Healthy Living & Learning Center @ the Petersburg Public Library to host a Health Services Fair in Petersburg.  By holding a Health Services Fair in the Tri-Cities region, ConnectVA created an opportunity to connect organizations who provide direct care to each other and to community…

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News From the Community: Walking & Moving in Petersburg

Across the city of Petersburg, walking and other movement clubs are covering a lot of distance.  While Petersburg may have some challenging health outcomes to contend with -- indeed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & RoadMaps identified Petersburg as 133 out of 133 localities in its health outcomes ranking -- chances are residents are…

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