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The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.

Leading the way for rural health in West Virginia

The Center works to improve the health of West Virginians and strengthen West Virginia’s health care delivery system.  Two distinct approaches to improve the health of West Virginians. 

Our health care delivery approaches take a fresh look on how care is delivered in rural communities. We partner with other private and public organizations to ensure that our state’s health care infrastructure is “retrofitted” for the future.  Ensuring that West Virginia’s communities have the facilities, equipment, technology, people and leadership to sustain quality health care delivery in the 21st Century.

Our community health improvement approaches focus on creating local conditions where residents in rural communities can easily pursue a healthy lifestyle – which contributes to a healthy workforce.  We work to support local leaders as they collectively identify community priorities and implement sustainable solutions that will lift West Virginia’s health statistics community by community over the next decade.

The Center’s Value to West Virginia

  • Improved health of the state’s current and future workforce.
  • Strengthened rural health infrastructure needed to attract and retain businesses in rural communities.
  • Reduced costs associated with preventable diseases.
  • Improved access to quality health care services.
  • Improved environment for recruitment and retention of physicians.
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02/19/2018 Registration Open for Free CE Course for Oral Health Providers This course will focus on HPV infection, precancers, cancer, vaccination and early detection in the morning and will cover the oral effects of drugs and other substances in the afternoon. It will take place on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:00pm [More]
02/08/2018 Apply now for Take Your Best Shot (TYBS): Adolescent Immunization Pay for Success The WV Immunization Network has revised TYBS into a Pay for Success (PFS) pilot project linking funding to performance in increasing immunization rates for influenza, HPV and Men B. The PFS strategy will ensure that high-quality, effective immunization s [More]
06/21/2018 2018 West Virginia Immunization Summit held in conjunction with the KidStrong Conference, June 21 and 22, Charleston Civic Center. [More]
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Our Staff

Sharon L. Lansdale, President/CEO  [ bio ]
Robert K. Dearing, CFO/Loan Fund Manager  [ bio ]
Elaine W. Darling, Program Manager  [ bio ]
Johnna E. Shrewsbury, Executive Assistant [ bio ]
Thomas W. White, Jr., Program Manager [ bio ]

A Neutral Forum for Change

The Center provides a neutral forum in which consumers, health care
providers, community and business leaders and policymakers can come
together to share information and enhance understanding, leading to
the best solutions to address the health needs of rural and underserved
communities in West Virginia.

 

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HURRICANE, WV 25526
(304) 397-4071
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