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Find health related news, events, updates, and other information in West Virginia and across the nation here. Focused on issues pertaining to rural health and our communities 

Not Throwing Away Our Shot

Not Throwing Away Our Shot

When it comes to COVID vaccines, we all have unanswered questions. Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta is a side effect scientist at the University of North Carolina. He will provide plain language interpretations of the approval process and what to expect from side effects. He sees...

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Call for COVID-19 innovations

Call for COVID-19 innovations

Call for Innovations   Share Your Community's COVID-19 Innovations Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy RHIhub has received requests for examples of how rural communities and healthcare providers are addressing vaccine hesitancy and distribution. Please consider sharing...

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Harm Reduction – A Community Conversation

Harm Reduction – A Community Conversation

LOST RIVER, W.Va. February 1, 2021 – The Community Education Group (CEG) will be convening a statewide roundtable on the topic of harm reduction in West Virginia on Monday, February 8th, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. This open panel discussion will be moderated by CEG’s...

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New, Three-Month Special Enrollment Period!

New, Three-Month Special Enrollment Period!

Today, President Biden took executive action to reverse several policies that have undermined the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and have made it harder to enroll in coverage. The President also announced a new, three-month Special Enrollment Period, allowing...

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Prevention Data Resources for Community Coalitions

Prevention Data Resources for Community Coalitions

Virtual Training February 5th 1:00-2:30 PM ET These sessions are designed for community members working with community coalitions to address substance misuse in West Virginia. Participants will learn about: 1)   Local, state, and federal data resources 2)   How to...

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Virtual Training February 3rd 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Virtual Training February 3rd 3:00-4:00 PM ET

COVID-19 and the Legacy of Racism: Vaccine Hesitancy and Treatment Bias The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on Black, Latino, and other communities of color has resulted in disproportionately high rates of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Racism, both...

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FORHP Announcements – January 28

FORHP Announcements – January 28

January 28, 2021 What's New New National Strategy for COVID-19 Response. Last week, the White House released a plan for the pandemic that includes a campaign for vaccination, setting standards for controlling the spread of the virus, and enacting the Defense...

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

February 4, 2021 5:00 P.M. Fairness for Rx Drug Consumers Learn How West Virginia Can Address Unfair Rx Drug Price Increases   Webinar featuring National Experts Moderated by Delegate Matthew Rohrbach (R - Cabell, 17) Speakers: Barry Glassman (R), County Executive,...

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