Agency Planning & Performance

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Virginia's goal is to inspire and support Virginians toward healthy lives and strong and resilient families.

  • Virginia has the lowest rate in the nation for children placed in foster care.
  • Virginia is generally maintaining or improving on the risk factors that affect good health -- eating a healthy diet, getting adequate physical exercise, not smoking, etc.
  • Virginia generally outperforms the nation for many mortality and longevity indicators, including cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, accidents, suicide, and longevity itself.
  • The average rate of teen pregnancy in Virginia is less than half of what it was in 1988.
  • As of 2015, over 700,000 Virginians lacked health insurance.
  • According to the 2017 County Health Rankings, the wide range in health outcomes within Virginia (and in any US state) are due to significant gaps in the opportunities localities provide their residents to be and live healthy.

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.


Health & Family Indicators at a Glance

Check out the Scorecard at a Glance to see how Virginia is doing in all categories.