Blueprint for Health Improvement and Health-Enabled Prosperity
The Southwest Virginia Health Authority (SVHA) has a mission given by the Virginia General Assembly “to improve quality of life in the region by enhancing, fostering and creating opportunities that advance health status and provide health-related economic benefits for people of all ages.” Its stated vision is “to achieve continuous improvement in the health and prosperity of the region.” The Blueprint for Health Improvement and Health-Enabled Prosperity (Blueprint) is a strategic plan for improving health, healthcare and prosperity in Central Appalachia (Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Planning Districts—PDI and II).
The Blueprint is grounded and fueled by the heart and spirit of the people of the region. With heart and spirit as its center, a business plan structure and intent fleshed it out so the plan serves as a foundation for further strategic planning.
Many thoughtful, caring people worked together to create the Blueprint, which was adopted by SVHA in May 2009 followed with the first Progress Report in 2011. Input came from key leaders and citizens throughout Southwest Virginia and the broader region.