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.

Health Equity Mini-Grants

The West Virginia Rural Health Association is making funding available for 5 mini-grants not to exceed $5,000 per award to address rural health or health equity issues in West Virginia. All proposals for funding will be reviewed for minimum submission requirements to be eligible for further evaluation. Proposals that fail to follow instructions or satisfy these minimum submission requirements will not be reviewed further. The initial review will ensure applications were received on or before the due date and time and were submitted complete.

Application Deadline: July 19, 2024

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WV AMP

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.