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West Virginia resources via the Rural Health Information Hub

Rural health resources for West Virginia with information provided by the Rural Health Information Hub

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Event: 2018 26th Annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:56:38 -0500

Pipestem WV
October 17, 2018 -- West Virginia Rural Health Association

Event: 2018 12th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:01:23 -0500

Charleston WV
October 22, 2018 -- Texas Health Institute

Resource: Health Care in West Virginia: A Workforce Supply and Demand Analysis Report

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:20:12 -0600

Contains an assessment of the healthcare workforce in West Virginia, providing information for stakeholders, citizens, policymakers, and decision-makers on how West Virginia's healthcare needs are affecting the state. Includes several county-level maps illustrating data on workforce supply and demand for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and many other health professionals. Also discusses the state's workforce pipeline and incentive programs, aimed at improving access to primary care services in underserved areas. -- West Virginia Rural Health Association

Event: 2018 9th Annual WV Governance & Leadership Forum

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:40:03 -0500

Roanoke WV
April 27, 2018 -- West Virginia Center for Rural Health Development

Resource: Williamson Health and Wellness Center

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:11:52 -0500

Video highlighting a West Virginia community health worker program that helps patients with chronic illness connect with services and manage their health. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: Spit It Out-West Virginia

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:11:20 -0500

Video highlighting the Spit it Out program, which serves six West Virginia Coal Country counties. Describes how the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Coalition Network partnered with mining companies to reduce tobacco use, particularly smokeless tobacco use. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: Network Spotlight: Mountain Health Alliance

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:32:06 -0500

Highlights the Cumberland, Maryland based Mountain Health Alliance (MHA), which works to advance a culture of health within the region's rural communities through collaboration and community engagement. Covers MHA's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges faced through an interview with network director, Kimi-Scott McGreevy. MHA serves the uninsured, underinsured, and low-income populations in a three-state (PA, MD, WV), five-county region. -- National Rural Health Resource Center

Resource: Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:02:30 -0500

Report to Congress describing the population of Medicaid expansion enrollees with behavioral health diagnoses in 2014, and the use of behavioral health treatment among the enrolled population. Results are based on the experience of four states: Iowa, New York, Washington, and West Virginia. Includes a discussion on urban/rural geographic distribution of enrollees and the barriers to accessing treatment for enrollees living in rural areas. -- Government Accountability Office

Resource: Harm Reduction – West Virginia Local Health Departments Lead Efforts to Mitigate Human and Financial Costs of Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:54:08 -0500

Describes West Virginia public health departments' efforts to promote harm reduction programs, as a response to the opioid crisis and resulting overdose deaths. Gives examples of successful programs from across the state.

Resource: The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:55:40 -0500

Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types. -- Appalachian Regional Commission

Resource: Travel Distance Study for Rural/Competitive Bid Area/Neither Rural nor CBA Census Tracts to Hospitals and Home Medical Equipment Suppliers: Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:01:26 -0500

Measures rural populations' proximity to hospitals and home medical equipment (HME) suppliers in Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in comparison with their urban counterparts.

Resource: Rural Disparities in Cancer Care: A Review of Its Implications and Possible Interventions

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:34:25 -0600

A review of literature about the disparities in cancer care in rural Appalachia, specifically West Virginia. Discusses suggestions for possible solutions to bridge the gap, such as teleoncology, virtual tumor boards, patient support groups, and physician training programs. Includes data and statistics for rates of cancer and oncologist availability.

Resource: West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report Card 2015

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:21:35 -0500

A review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in the state of West Virginia. Particular focus on rural primary care retention. Also includes information on other health sciences degrees and incentives in rural areas.

Resource: Increases in Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infections - Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, 2006-2013

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:44:45 -0600

Reports on increased rates of hepatitis B infections in three Appalachian states, particularly among injection drug users and in non-urban areas. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource: Examining Community Paramedicine in Rural West Virginia

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:25:53 -0600

Provides an analysis of current use of community paramedicine in rural West Virginia and highlights the potential for expanded use across the state.

Organization: Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:40:29 -0500

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.

Organization: Northeast Center of Agricultural Safety and Health

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:14:36 -0500

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.

Resource: Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in West Virginia

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:41:18 -0500

Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Funding opportunity: West Virginia Rural Health Infrastructure Loan Fund

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:52:40 -0500

Offers loans to health providers in West Virginia for capital funding needs including construction, renovation, expansion equipment purchase, technology purchase, and practice acquisition. -- West Virginia Center for Rural Health Development

Resource: Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use Among Persons Aged ≤30 Years - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, 2006-2012

Fri, 08 May 2015 08:18:49 -0500

Discusses opioid abuse, drug injecting, and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in central Appalachia, with data on HCV infection rates for four states. Includes data for rural and urban areas by gender and race/ethnicity. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Organization: West Virginia Public Health Association

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:26:56 -0600

Promotes health and the prevention of illness for all residents of West Virginia.

Resource: Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:40:48 -0600

Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia. -- RCHN Community Health Foundation

Funding opportunity: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:49:12 -0500

Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States. -- Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding opportunity: American Electric Power Foundation Grants

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:07:57 -0500

Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, and the environment in American Electric Power's eleven state service area.

Resource: West Virginia Health Data Portal

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:23:30 -0500

A database of healthcare workforce supply and demand data, medical specialties, the number of providers in an area, and the driving distance to a clinic, medical office, or hospital. -- West Virginia Rural Health Association

Funding opportunity: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grants

Wed, 07 May 2014 16:10:57 -0500

Awards grants to organizations working in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the areas of health, human services, education, economic development, and community development.

Funding opportunity: West Virginia Medical Student Loan Program

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:53:07 -0600

Offers forgivable loans to medical students in West Virginia who agree to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia upon graduation.

Funding opportunity: West Virginia Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Program

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:29:40 -0600

Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of West Virginia, allowing them to remain in the United States. -- West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment

Organization: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:49:14 -0500

One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. 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.

Funding opportunity: Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:02:42 -0500

Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.