Find out which services are available throughout the state of West Virginia and which agencies can be utilized to improve your health and the health of your community.
West Virginia Resources
West Virginia Area Health Education Centers
West Virginia Rural Health Association
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Volunteer West Virginia - The state's commission to strengthen communities through service and volunteerism, the site is a resource for volunteering and finding volunteer help.
Hospice Care - Find resources on hospice, palliative care and grief and loss programs.
West Virginia Immunization Network - Find resources for West Virginians on immunizations and vaccinations.
West Virginia Redi - Find threat preparedness resources.
Call or text 1-844-435-7498 to connect with community-based substance abuse treatment programs and behavioral health services near you.
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - The mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. They fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the NIH is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- Health Resources and Services Administration - Another agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative programs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - This agency serves the nation’s public health concerns and has a national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the nation healthy. This is accomplished by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.
- ODPHP Trainings - Want to learn new, practical skills that will help you play a role in improving the nation’s health? Take one of the interactive eLearning courses for health professionals, students, and community leaders.
- Health.gov - the home of ODPHP, offers an essential resource for health information.
- Healthfinder.gov - provides evidence-based, actionable health guidance for consumers, including information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
- HealthyPeople.gov - offers tools and resources for professionals about Healthy People 2020 health objectives.
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans - provides science-based guidance to help Americans ages 6 and older maintain or improve their health through regular physical activity.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans - provides science-based guidance for nutrition advice to make healthy food and beverage choices and serves as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs.
- United States Health Literacy and Communication - helps professionals communicate more clearly with consumers through evidence-based health literacy and communication tools, practices, resources, and research.
- Health Care Quality and Patient Safety - aims to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events, health care-associated infections, and other aspects of patient care.
- National Health Information Center- sponsored by ODPHP, supports public health education and promotion by maintaining a calendar of National Health Observances and helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions.
National Rural Health Association - A national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members, the association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
National Rural Health Resource Center- The center provides technical assistance, information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care. It serves as a national rural health knowledge center and strives to build state and local capacity.
American Heart Association - The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and provides public health education in a variety of ways, including CPR education training and education on the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. The AHA also provides science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients and to educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public.
American Diabetes Association - The ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Association of Poison Control Centers - supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
American Public Health Association - supports and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence policy to improve the public's health.