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Project R.E.A.C.H.

The goal of the student-run, Rural Education Alliance for Community Health, is to serve and educate West Virginians across the state about healthy living.


Health professions students from diverse disciplines travel to different events across the state with emphasis on rural and underserved areas to provide health information about topics such as nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, diabetes education and oral hygiene including blood pressure screenings and self-exams. 

We will be at the Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival on
Saturday, September 23, 2017. Let
us know if you want to participate! 


Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Volunteers help run health education stations from start to finish including set-up, break-down and working with the public. Volunteers have the opportunity to practice clinical skills such as interviewing, calculating BMIs, and taking blood pressures. Want to be more involved? Take a leadership position with Project R.E.A.C.H. such as helping with event planning and serving as an event leader.

Want to know more?

Contact one of the current student leaders, Emily Wheeler, Quintin Brubaker, Krystal Steenwyk, Joseph Marshalek or Grace Walkup  or e-mail us at icrh@hsc.wvu.edu


Student Volunteers at Bridge Day 2015 in Fayette County.

Student volunteer Kate Vaughan screens blood pressures.



Student volunteer Casey McCoy teaches community members how to measure serving sizes using household items.

Congratulations Nikki, Colleen and Yi-Wen for being recognized by the WV Rural Health Association as the 2015 Rural Health Outstanding Students of the Year! 

WVU Medical students, Nicole Garcia (left), Colleen Beatty (center), and Yi-Wen Chen (right) were the recipients of the WVRHA 2015 Outstanding Students of the Year Award, presented at the 23rd annual WV Rural Health Conference. All three students hope to practice in West Virginia following residency.