Help improve the health of all West Virginians by becoming a member today!


By being a member of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, you become a powerful advocate for empowering all West Virginians to advance their quality of life, their well-being and their access to excellence in rural health care.

And, we make it easy to become a member of the West Virginia Rural Health Association. Memberships start at just $10 for students and $25 for individuals.

Our mission, your mission, is to unite people, communities and organizations to strengthen rural health in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Rural Health Association is a nonprofit, grassroots, member-driven organization.

Our membership is made up of a variety of people and organizations that are interested in the health of rural West Virginians throughout the state. Members work together to identify the health care concerns of rural West Virginians and find ways to improve services in our communities.

Members receive:

  • Access to the West Virginia Health Data Portal
  • The latest news and information about state and national rural health care issues
  • Access to rural health webinars, conferences and trainings
  • Grant announcements and legislative updates
  • Automatic membership of the National Rural Health Association
  • Support for members’ grant and project applications
  • Discounted registration fees

The West Virginia Rural Health Association strives to represent the diversity of West Virginia, and we encourage people of all ethnicities, genders and lifestyles to join.

If you would like to learn more about opportunities to join the WVRHA Board of Directors, contact Executive Director Debrin Jenkins at

Student Memberships

Take an important step in your health career for just $10.

Individual Memberships

The ultimate resource for WV health professionals, just $50 a year.

Supporting Memberships

For those outside the health industry, just $25 a year.

Organizational Memberships

Shape the future of our state’s health industry, for just $250 a year.

If you have any questions about being a member of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, contact Executive Director Richard Sutphin at, or call 304-435-7491.