The Health Collaborative Recognized as a Spotlight Award Recipient

The Institute for Public Health Innovation has been working in partnership with The Health Collaborative of the Dan River Region, VA to support community health improvement planning and strategy implementation through facilitative leadership, technical assistance, and resource development.

In 2016, The Health Collaborative was selected as one of 50 finalists to compete in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, a two-year prize competition supported by the Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties.

On February 1st, 2018 The Health Collaborative was selected by the Aetna Foundation as a Spotlight Award winner for its successes in creating health related public policy changes during the first year of the Challenge. This recognition came with $25,000 in funding to support the continuation and growth of the Collaborative’s initiatives.

For more information on the Spotlight Award, read The Health Collaborative’s recent press release or visit