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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. 

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.

Summer 2019 Outreach Activities 

Upper Laurel Fire and Rescue Anniversary Celebration
Wyoming County, WV
July 20, 2019

Fall 2019 Outreach Activities 

Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival
Hampshire County, WV
September 28, 2019

Hope in the Hills "Healing Appalachia Concert"
Greenbrier County, WV
September 28, 2019

West Preston Middle School Health Fair
Masontown, WV
October 3, 2019

North Central West Virginia Community Action Food Bank
Preston County, WV
November 16, 2019

Spring 2020 Outreach Activities

North Central West Virginia Community Action Food Bank
Preston County, WV
February 15, 2020

Mason Dixon Elementary School
Blacksville, WV
March 10 and March 12, 2020

Spring Break Trip to Southern, WV
April 2020

Want to know more? Contact one of the current student leaders,
Ahmed HaqueLevi Snedegar
Savannah Lusk
Paige McCaleb, Luke Stover or e-mail us at icrh@hsc.wvu.edu