Our Mission

Our mission is to unite people, communities and organizations to strengthen rural health in West Virginia.

Our Priorities

The West Virginia Rural Health Association focuses on three areas: Organizational Development and Communications; Education, Advocacy, and Policy; and Resource Development. We’re here to raise awareness of rural health issues, invest in policies that make positive changes in our communities, and build a strong, encouraging organization.

Organizational Development & Communications

Our desire is to increase awareness of, and involvement in the WVRHA, developing a larger, more diverse membership base and implementing a strong, organizational framework.

Education, Advocacy & Policy

Our goal is to develop the WVRHA as a resource in rural health issues for legislators, policy makers, business and community leaders, consumers and health care providers.

Resource Development

The WVRHA aspires to build a growing, financially stable organization with the help of our members in order to encourage and strengthen rural West Virginians and to find ways to improve services in our communities.

WVRHA Board of Directors Nomination

WVRHA seeks nominations for our Board of Directors with a term from January 2024 through December 2026. Self-nominations are welcome. All nominees must be current members of WVRHA.  If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact [email protected].
Nominations close on January 5th, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

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Upcoming Events

Keep up with all of WVRHA’s upcoming trainings, events, and more!

Latest News

Stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from our grassroots efforts to make a difference in West Virginia’s rural health.

Grants and Funding

$39.4 Million in Funding Opportunities

$39.4 Million in Funding Opportunities The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through SAMHSA, has announced notices of funding opportunities for grant programs addressing behavioral health across the country.

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AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine

AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine Two million infections per year are caused by antibiotic resistant organisms, leading to 35,000 deaths per year in the United States.[1] Meanwhile, one-third of outpatient antibiotic

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WV AMP is a free telementoring partnership designed for primary and addiction care providers to link with disease experts for training. WV AMP is designed to build a mentorship platform that is accessible to primary and addiction care providers caring for high-risk individuals throughout West Virginia, so that individuals with diseases can be cared for and cured in their own community.