Community Health Assessment – Knowledge of Resource Guide
In 2016, Alleghany/Covington Health Department and Virginia Tech partnered to develop the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and distributed the CHA/CHIP survey throughout the Alleghany Highlands. As the group intensified it became known as Live Well Alleghany Highlands. After analyzing the data of over a thousand surveys, this group narrowed down to the results to three major focus areas: Early Childhood Literacy, Substance Use and Knowledge of Resources. Live Well Alleghany Highlands works to enhance the health and wellbeing of all who live, work and play in the Alleghany Highlands. The committee is comprised of individuals representing local governments, non-profits, healthcare providers, colleges, school districts, faith-based groups, community organizations, businesses and community members. Full article here.
In addition, the guide exists virtually for those that need immediate access at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/79/2020/07/LWAH-Resource-Guide_06.24.20.pdf
The first printing and distribution of resource guides are depleting quickly and the committee is seeking donations for the second round of printing. If interested in donating to this great cause, you may do so by contacting the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at 540.962.2178.
State and Federal Resources in Response to COVID-19 Crisis:
Governor Northam, Commonwealth of Virginia
U.S. Small Business Administration
Virginia Economic Developers Association (webinar every Monday for members, video posted here afterwards)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Department of Housing and Community Development
The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce along with the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation are here to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. We are compiling resources to help you maintain operations and access assistance. We are focused on preparation and sustainment, not panic. This site will be updated as resources become available and you can view it here.
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An Airbnb Workshop was recently held on the DSLCC campus with Sandy Ratliff of Virginia Community Capital. You can view that video here.
The Nuts and Bolts of Small Business Workshop was filmed at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and hosted by the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation. Virginia Community Capital lead the conversation with guests from Sonabank, Small Business Administration, The Advancement Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Video Here.
Visit our Drone Technology page and see some local videos of the Alleghany Highlands!!
SEE LOCAL JOB LISTINGS HERE
ALSO THERE IS A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE JOB LISTINGS HERE
The Alleghany Highlands is a natural choice for large companies, small businesses, individuals and families. We’re pro-business and family friendly. Good schools are an advantage for families with children and companies that want well-educated employees. Low taxes benefit everyone.