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Rural Health
Resources by State: West Virginia

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, West Virginia, September 7-9, 2003
Minutes for a September 2003 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in Charleston, West Virginia. Topics addressed include health professions education, mental health integration, oral health, and senior services.
Date: 09/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Demand For Medical Services Among Previously Uninsured Children: The Roles of Race and Rurality
Examined the use of medical services over nearly two years among newly insured and continuously insured children, ages six through twelve, in the CHIP and Medicaid programs in South Carolina and West Virginia.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Karen Goldsteen, Raymond L. Goldsteen
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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West Virginia Project ECHO
Offers primary care providers and primary care teams in West Virginia and throughout the U.S. an opportunity to increase their knowledge and competencies in specialty areas at no cost directly in their clinics. Expert teams use multi-point video conferencing technology to lead virtual clinics with community providers.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center
Offers free resources on financial management, sustainable operations, and fundraising, as well as other tools. Geared to the needs of Appalachian nonprofits during the COVID pandemic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (RCOE)
Provides resources and support to help rural communities identify and implement evidenced based practices to reduce morbidity and mortality from substance use disorder (SUD) and synthetic opioid use. Provides technical assistance to 20 high-needs rural Appalachian counties in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medical Center
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Journal of Appalachian Health
Highlights issues relating to the health and wellness of rural Appalachian communities. Features peer-reviewed, open access research on health outcomes in Appalachia.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Drug Overdose Deaths in Appalachia
Interactive map highlights drug overdose deaths in Appalachia by county. Features demographic information such as race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status, as well as economic factors such as poverty rate, unemployment rate, and accident-prone employment, among others.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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West Virginia Health Data Portal
A database of healthcare workforce supply and demand data, medical specialties, the number of providers in an area, access to food, and the driving distance to a clinic, medical office, or hospital.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Association
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ERS State Fact Sheet: West Virginia
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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