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West Virginia Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina.
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Northeast Center of Agricultural Safety and Health (NEC)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health promoting health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing and logging in the Northeast.
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)
Focuses on rural issues including community and economic development, food systems, natural resources, and entrepreneurship. Serves Washington D.C. and a 12 state area in the Northeast: CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, RI, PA, WV, NH, ME, MD, and VT.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: West Virginia (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development West Virginia State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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West Virginia Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Their website provides links to each of the five regional AHECs in West Virginia, which facilitate rotations for health professions students, organize CE opportunities for health professionals, arrange K-12 activities to promote health careers, coordinate stipends for students in select disciplines who complete clinical rotations in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
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West Virginia Center for Rural Health Development
Focuses on providing leadership on rural health issues and strengthening West Virginia’s rural healthcare infrastructure.
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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR)
Administers programs that benefit the citizens of West Virginia, including social services, family assistance, and health programs.
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West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
Serves as the focal point for rural health issues in West Virginia. Addresses rural health care needs by planning and developing policy, providing technical assistance and managing statewide coordination of rural health activities. A division of the WV Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion.
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West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN)
Builds a secure electronic health information system for the exchange of patient data among physicians, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, other care providers, and other stakeholders.
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West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA)
Supports its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia through advocacy, education, information, and technical assistance.
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West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA)
Assists community health centers in delivering primary care services.
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West Virginia Public Health Association
Promotes health and the prevention of illness for all residents of West Virginia.
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West Virginia Regional HIT Extension Center (WVRHITEC)
West Virginia State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA)
Works to improve the health status and health care of rural West Virginians through education and advocacy.
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Last Reviewed: 7/18/2017