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West Virginia Organizations

Angel Flight East
Provides free, volunteer-based, non-emergency air transportation to medical treatment for people who lack access to transportation for financial or medical reasons. Services communities in 14 northeastern states and provides flights up to 1,000 miles.
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Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
A regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Supports the economic and social development throughout West Virginia and parts of 12 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 (OAT). Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.
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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: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, and Vermont.
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Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health
Supports research projects and outreach programs that improve the health outcomes and healthcare delivery in underserved rural communities of West Virginia. Works with rural, minority, and underserved high school students to increase awareness of healthcare careers, and help students prepare for an education in medicine.
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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
Provides leadership on rural health issues that support and strengthen the rural health infrastructure for the state of West Virginia. Includes programs to improve access, health status, immunization rates, and oral health in rural areas of the state.
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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 healthcare 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 healthcare providers, and 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 and their administrators, clinicians, and other staff in delivering primary care services through advocacy, cooperative purchasing, recruitment, information technology and clinical care.
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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 Rural Health Association (WVRHA)
Works to unite people, communities, and organizations to strengthen rural health in West Virginia. Focuses on identifying the healthcare concerns of rural West Virginians and finding ways to improve services in rural West Virginia communities.
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WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health
Coordinates rural health education and service opportunities for West Virginia University Health Sciences schools and programs, including Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), with a focus on improving the health status of rural populations within the state. Establishes scholarship programs for dental and medical students who practice in rural areas of the state.
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Last Reviewed: 1/3/2019