West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
FORHP-funded RHRC, 2008-2012
Examines issues and topics primarily related to environmental health in rural populations, emphasizing the health impacts of human-made environmental risks, health care that is responsive to local environmental issues, and economic health disparities.
About the Research Center
The WVRHRC conducts policy-relevant research on environmental health in rural populations and other rural health topics of national importance. Initial environmental studies include a geographic assessment of human-caused environmental hazards in rural areas in relation to population health outcomes, and a study of environmental competence as an extension of cultural competence among rural health care providers. Other research will focus on social and economic risk and resiliency in rural populations relative to health outcomes.
The Rural Health Research Centers are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Centers are funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. This research Center has produced research products funded by FORHP during the following years.
- 2010 - 2013