Mission & Action Plan

Our Mission

The West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA) advocates for empowering all West Virginians to advance their quality of life, their well-being and their access to excellence in rural health care. Our mission is to unite people, communities and organizations to strengthen rural health in West Virginia.

The WVRHA is a non-profit, grassroots, member-driven organization. A membership with us includes a variety of people and organizations that are interested in the health of rural West Virginians throughout the state. The WVRHA membership works together to identify the health care concerns of rural West Virginians and find ways to improve services in our communities.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The West Virginia Rural Health Association is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion among all individuals and communities.  We recognize, respect, and value diversity in race, ethnicity, color, gender, age, religion, ability, origin, gender identity, and sexual orientation, as well as the full spectrum of unique characteristics and experiences.  Our diversity enhances our strength and impact.  The WVRHA will deliver on its mission with a diverse, inclusive, and culturally-informed membership that, in turn, is better prepared to serve all West Virginians.

Our Priorities

Organizational Development & Communications
Our desire is to increase awareness of, and involvement in the WVRHA, developing a larger, more diverse membership base and implementing a strong, organizational framework.

Education, Advocacy & Policy
Our goal is to develop the WVRHA as a resource in rural health issues for legislators, policy makers, business and community leaders, consumers and health care providers.

Resource Development
The WVRHA aspires to build a growing, financially stable organization with the help of our members in order to encourage and strengthen rural West Virginians and to find ways to improve services in our communities.