Restoring Health Through Community. The Healthy Appalachia Institute’s mission is to improve the health, education, environment and prosperity for residents of central Appalachia by collaborating across communities and organizations, generating and implementing new ideas, and engaging the social, economic and scientific issues that exist at the interface of health and the Appalachian culture.

State Street Project: Health Across Borders


The State Street Project: Health Across Borders took place on June 12, 2014 at the Foundation Event Center in Bristol, TN/VA. The event brought together over 150 multi-sector community leaders from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia with an aim to understand, analyze and use the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to increase public awareness, drive health policy and coordinate community and individual action.


Right: Marissa Levine, Virginia Commissioner of Health and John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Commissioner of Health


STAR Telehealth Certification: Free Training and CEU's

STAR Telehealth and the UVA Office of Telemedicine have reserved 25 slots for Southwest Virginia to participate in a FREE Telehealth Certification Course. The training is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority and more than 200 folks from Southside Virginia are participating. The Healthy Appalachia Institute is grateful to our friends at STAR for helping make this opportunity available in our region. Register NOW:

2013-2014 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellows

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellows on their successful projects and outstanding presentations throughout the year!