Officials from the City of Richmond, Henrico County and Virginia Department of Health announced that Dr. Danny Avula would lead the city’s and the county’s health district. VDH recently appointed Avula to serve in a dual health director capacity, providing a model for a regional public-health collaboration. It is the first appointment of this kind in VDH’s Central Region. The appointment creates a joint executive public-health leadership team for Richmond and Henrico. The two health districts will continue to maintain separate staffs and operations. The announcement was made Nov. 15, 2018, at St. Luke Apartments in Henrico.