History of the Youth Resource Alliance
- In July of 2010, Valley Health released data from a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that identified specific areas of concern in regards to the health of citizens in Valley Health’s service area. Gaps were identified and work groups were established to begin to strategize how the community could come together to address the concerns. The Family Developmental and Social Health (FDSH) Work Group was formed and subsequently the Youth Risk Behaviors (YRB) Subgroup was established to bring together community organizations and individuals specifically focused on youth in the Lord Fairfax Health District*.
- The group determined that although there was good work being done by individuals and organizations to address the particular health needs of youth in our communities, there was no good means for sharing of information and resources. The idea of forming a network was developed, and the Youth Resource Alliance was formed.