Insight Region®

The Center for Community Research at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Insight Region
Launched in 2020, Insight Region® is the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s center for community research. It is a growing hub for reliable, well-researched, and actionable data and analyses on issues critical to the region.

In 2021, is focused on understanding and promoting Inclusive Prosperity – increasing self-sufficiency, expanding economic opportunity, and forging pathways for long-term movements out of poverty for all of Northern Virginia’s residents.

Join us for our next event, and enjoy our past events below.


The Economic Impact of Mental Health

October 10, 2023

This event launched the report The Economic Impact of Mental Health in Northern Virginia, putting in concrete money terms how much money the region loses each year because of mental health.


Getting By

August 29, 2023

This event launched the report Getting By: How Northern Virginians Respond When There is Less to Go Around, describing income inadequacy across Northern Virginia.

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Growing Old Together in Northern Virginia

March 23, 2023

This event launched the report Growing Old Together In Northern Virginia: The Family, Homes, and Budgets our Region Needs as we Age at the 2023 Shape of the Region Conference. A full recording of the conference is available below.

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The Shape of Youth Mental Health

January 31, 2023

This event launched the report The Shape of Youth Mental Health at an event hosted by George Mason University. A recording of the presentation is available below.

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Finding Our Way Back to Mental Health

March 15, 2022

This event launched the report Finding our Way Back to Mental Health: The Need for Accessible, affordable treatment in the Midst of Collective Trauma at the 2022 Shape of the Region Conference. A recording of the conference is available below.

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Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for Life

October 28, 2021

This event launched the report Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for Life: The causes and consequences of Northern Virginia's preschool enrollment disparityWatch the full event below, hosted by Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director of Insight Region®, and featuring experts on early childhood education policy as well as stories from parents and providers.

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