WV Rural Health Research Center
Development of Environmental Health Competencies for Rural Primary Care Providers

West Virginia University Institute for Health Policy Research

3110 MacCorkle Ave, SE
Charleston, WV 25304-1299

Phone: (304) 347-1382
Fax: (304) 347-1236


WVU Charleston Division Building
Our Mission

The mission of the Institute is to improve the health of West Virginians through health services research with the following goals:

  • To eliminate health disparities among the State's communities and populations
  • To integrate health, social and economic services for individual well-being
  • To support healthcare delivery system improvement and accountability

To accomplish this mission we strive to:

  • Promote collaborative health policy research
  • Provide information to decision-makers in an understandable policy context
  • Conduct applied research on critical health care issues
  • Promote public knowledge and understanding