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.


Applications for Healthy Appalachia Student Fellowships Available

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/17/2014 (All day) - Mon, 03/31/2014 (All day)

Applications for 2014 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellowships for UVa-Wise students are being accepted by the Healthy Appalachia Institute until March 31, 2014. The Healthy Applachia Institute Student Fellowships provide excellent research opportunities for talented students.  Fellows develop and conduct a research project on health issues in Southwest Virginia that address our region’s Blueprint for Health Improvement and Health-enabled Prosperity.

U.S. Attorney Heaphy Issues Report on Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Virginia

U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia Timothy J. Heaphy has released "Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Virginia: Recommendations from the Summitt, November 14, 2012," with assistance from the Healthy Appalachia Insttute, the University of Virginia and Radford University. Click here for the complete report.

HAI Student Fellows Selected for 2013-2014

Six UVa-Wise students have been selected as 2013-2014 Healthy Appalachia Student Fellows.  Each of the six students will work with a faculty mentor on a research project or internship.  Topics include thyroid disease, cancer and health and outdoor recreation. One student, Laura Stamper, has been selected as the HAI Global Health Scholar and will join U.Va.'s Center for Global Health in Africa this summer.  For a list of the student fellows, mentors and topics, click here.