Virginia's goal is to inspire and support Virginians toward healthy lives and strong and resilient families.
- Cancer and heart disease rates continue to improve across much of the state.
- According to the 2010 County Health Rankings, healthier localities in Virginia (and across the U.S.) are usually urban/suburban, and the least healthy are mostly rural.
- The rate of teen pregnancy has generally declined in Virginia since the 1990s and that trend is expected to continue.
- Obesity among Virginians continues to increase.
- Virginia has the lowest rate in the nation for children placed in foster care.
- Virginia's average infant mortality rate is now 6.9 per 1,000 live births.
- Over one million Virginians lack health insurance.
The health and family indicators help to assess the progress we are making, understand the key elements that influence performance, and clarify the role the Commonwealth is taking to ensure that Virginians enjoy a high quality of life.