Photo caption: The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, located at One Davis Square in Charleston, W.Va. (Lexi Browning | West Virginia Watch)


The state Department of Health and Human Resources has launched a survey aimed at gaining insights into health in West Virginia. 

The State Health Assessment aims to provide an overview of the community’s current health status, needs, and factors that contribute to health outcomes, the department said in a news release. The assessment will guide the state in development of a five-year State Health Improvement Plan.

“This survey is an opportunity for West Virginians to contribute to improving the health of our state. We want to understand the strengths, health status, and concerns of your community so that we can implement real public health action to address your health priorities,” state Health Officer Dr. Matthew Christiansen said. “This is the first step in creating real change to improve health outcomes in West Virginia.”

To participate in the survey, visit The survey is available through Oct. 9.

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