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.
Appalachian Regional Commission
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,
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
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.
Northeast Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
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.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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.
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.
West Virginia Area Health Education Centers
Provides links to each of the 5 regional West Virginia AHECs, which facilitate rotations for health professions students, organize continuing education opportunities for health professionals, arrange K-12 activities to promote health careers, and coordinate stipends for students in select disciplines who complete clinical rotations in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
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.
West Virginia Primary Care Association
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.
West Virginia Rural Health Association
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.
West Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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.
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.