Mark Your Calendar Now For March 26!


How Dementia-Friendly Services Can Create Dementia-Capable Communities

When: March 26, 2019, 8:30 – 4:30

Where: Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center (formerly Charleston Civic Center)

Who should attend: Health professionals, county and local government officials, anyone in public health, businesses, employers, first responders, clergy, community volunteers, family caregivers, individuals with dementia.  This one-day, interactive workshop is for anyone who wants to improve the lives of individuals with dementia and their family caregivers where they live, work, play, shop or worship.

Think you don’t know any families living with dementia?  You do.  Not sure if your input would be helpful to this discussion?  It will.

Please join us. Find out why dementia is considered a public health issue. Hear about successful community projects and some of the challenges.  Learn a process that could work in your community,  Share your own ideas to help increase dementia-capable services in communities across WV.  Then, take what you learn back to your community to expand supportive services there for families living with dementia.

Details and registration information will be available in late January.  If you have questions or want to receive conference and registration info, contact Trudy Oliver, or 304-558-3317.


The WV Bureau for Behavioral Health  has released the following AFA:

AFA 1-2019 SA SOR Community Innovation Grants for Treatment  Access and Retention Statewide

The documents required for response to the AFA  can be found  here.

Technical Assistance Call or Informational Meeting: to be posted on BBH Website
Application Deadline:  February 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Funding Announcement(s) To Be Made: To be posted on BBH Website
Funding Amount Available: $4,000,000

For technical assistance request, please include the AFA# in the subject line and forward inquiries via email to:


2019 NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Programs

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) seeks clinicians who want to serve the nation’s underserved rural, urban and tribal communities.

To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP) offers eligible clinicians up to $75,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide substance use disorder treatment services at NHSC-approved sites.

This program is available to more professionals, including pharmacists and registered nurses. For more information, refer to the fact sheet and 2019 Application and Program Guidance (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP) (PDF – 573 KB).


Are you eligible?

Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas. Visit the Health Workforce Connector to see if your current employer is already approved which then makes you eligible to apply for loan repayment.

Accepting applications through Thursday,

February 21, 7:30 p.m. ET

Application Help

NHSC LRP & SUD Workforce LRP Application Q & A Session #2 (online & by phone)

Thursday, February 7
2:30 – 3:30 PM ET
Webinar Access Link
Dial-in: 888-950-7563
Passcode: 3172361

For questions, call 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET.


2019 NHSC Loan Repayment Programs

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) seeks clinicians who want to serve the nation’s under-served rural, urban and tribal communities.

NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP)

The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) offers licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines the opportunity to receive loan repayment up to $50,000.

In exchange, participants serve for at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Learn about application details including eligibility and service requirements in the 2019 Application and Program Guidance (NHSC LRP) (PDF – 550 KB).

Accepting applications through
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. ET

Apply Now!