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  • Covenant House to host LGBT Cultural Competency Workshop

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Covenant House WV will host a LGBT Cultural Competency Workshop at Covenant House from 11-12 on April 27th. The workshop will be run by Dr. Scout, the director of the LGBT HealthLink and an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Boston University School of Public Health. His workshop and training will concentrate on how we can create a safe and inclusive environment in order to provide support and services for LGBT individuals and their families. As well as how LGBT cultural competency can help us decrease disparities faced by the LGB T population including high smoking rates. For more information, please contact Kate Veiga at 304-344-8053.

  • Cecil Pollard recognized with Distinguished Mountaineer Award

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Congratulations are in order for Cecil Pollard, Director of the WVU Office of Health Services Research, who has been named as a Distinguished Mountaineer by Governor Jim Justice!

  • West Virginia Prevention Research Center working to get kids active

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley, West Virginia Prevention Research Center researchers and partners are collaborating with schools and families to increase physical activity among fifth graders.

  • WVPRC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The WVPRC is delighted to welcome new faculty and staff to our team!

  • WVU doctor helps community with "Finding Wellness"

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    A WVU Medicine physician has launched a free program dedicated to improving health among Morgantown area residents, called “Finding Wellness.”

  • Finding Wellness initiative aimed at improving personal health

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    Finding Wellness is a new, free program for people who are ready to make permanent lifestyle changes to improve personal health. This six-week program is open to anyone in the community and meets from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at WVU Medicine University Town Centre. Monthly supermarket shopping events take place on the second Friday of every month.

  • WVPRC Affiliates, Drs. Nicholas Turiano and Amy Gentzler, receive Pilot funding from WVCTSI

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    WVPRC Affiliates, Drs. Nicholas Turiano and Amy Gentzler, receive Pilot funding from WVCTSI

  • FDA E-Cig Ruling: Local Experts React

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Public health professionals say although many are led to believe these things are a safer alternative to cigarettes or chew, we don't yet have the science to back that up. They say this is just one of many steps needed to move the Mountain State forward in terms of our heavy use of tobacco.

  • WVU experts laud FDA's extension of tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Public health and other experts at West Virginia University lauded the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Thursday that e-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way as traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

  • Tobacco is WV's Opportunity for Change

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Our state spends over $1.3 billion a year on health care costs directly related to cigarette smoking and loses another $1 billion in workplace productivity. The state government’s financial crisis is directly tied to the $277 million we must spend each year on Medicaid charges associated with cigarette smoking. That’s about $150 per citizen, smoker or not. Last year, about 3.5 billion cigarettes were sold in West Virginia. Children and teens bought or smoked about 70 million of those. - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion-op-ed-commentaries/20160417/gregory-a-hand-clay-b-marsh-tobacco-is-wvs-opportunity-for-change#sthash.YGFHPzIr.dpuf