Isolation is one of the biggest barriers we have to effective practice in rural areas and fulfillment for rural providers. With modern technology and the resources of a medical school, university and comprehensive health system, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at Marshall University works to minimize the effects of isolation on rural providers and share resources with all rural communities in West Virginia so that our citizens can continue to receive the best health care possible.
It takes a village to advance opportunities for health care in rural communities. Thank you to the following sponsors/partners for being on this journey with us.
Coalfield Health Center is a rural, nonprofit organization that provides primary care and preventive health services to Chapmanville, West Virginia, and the surrounding area. Coalfield Health Center partners with the Center for Rural Health on research opportunities and rural health rotations for medical students, interns and residents.
The Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health partners with West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Health Sciences to improve the recruitment and retention of health care providers to rural areas of the state.