West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

  Health

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Health. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Governor Tomblin Announces WVCHIP to be available for dependents of state employees


August 22, 2013 - Coverage anticipated to begin July 1, 2014...


Governor Tomblin Announces Decision to Expand Medicaid in West Virginia


May 02, 2013 - Will provide coverage to approximately 91,500 working West Virginians...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Schools to Apply for National Champion School Designation


April 11, 2013 - Three $100,000 Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers to be awarded...


Governors Tomblin and Kasich Announce Partnership to Help Dislocated RG Steel Workers


December 21, 2012 - Governors Tomblin and Kasich announced that WV and Ohio, in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Labor, have developed a collaborative agreement to provide assistance with health insurance premium payments...


Pet Owners Urged to Update Vaccinations Following Kanawha Outbreak


December 21, 2012 - Agriculture Commissioner is calling on pet owners to contact their veterinarians to make sure vaccinations are up-to-date on all their animals...


DHHR publishes ‘Obesity in West Virginia’ report


February 02, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has released a report titled Obesity in West Virginia...


WV DHHR Releases WV Youth Tobacco Survey 2007 and 2009


January 17, 2012 - For decades tobacco use was a rite of passage for teens in West Virginia, but a new report released by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources Health Statistics Center, indicates that more kids are choosing to be tobacco-free...


WVDHHR Bureau for Child Support Enforcement receives federal incentive funds


December 15, 2011 - The DHHR Bureau for Child Support Enforcement has been awarded over $4.7 million in incentive funds from the Federal Government...


DHHR Releases Statistical Briefs on Cancer Prevalence and Survivorship in WV


December 14, 2011 - Two statistical briefs on cancer prevalence and survivorship have been released by the Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health...


Statement From the First Lady: Regarding NGA Report in Preventing Childhood Obesity


March 04, 2010 - First Lady Gayle Manchin, who is also the Chair of the West Virginia Healthy Lifestyles Coalition and Chair of both the West Virginia State Board of Education’s Wellnes...


Governors Discuss States' Role in Transforming Health Care Delivery Systems at Opening Session of Winter Meeting


February 20, 2010 - The 2010 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting began today with a robust opening plenary session highlighting the role states can play in improving health care delivery systems to provide...


NGA Welcomes Governors to 2010 Winter Meeting


February 19, 2010 - The nation’s governors gather here this weekend to address critical issues, including health care reform and the economy. Governors will also meet with President Obama, members of the Administration...


Governor Receives Update from West Virginia Doctors in Haiti


January 26, 2010 - Speaking to Huntington orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ali Oliashirazi by telephone from Haiti, Gov. Joe Manchin received word that the humanitarian mission recently organized by a group of Huntington-based...


WVDNR Physically Challenged Advisory Board to Meet at South Charleston Headquarters on April 6 at 3 p.m.


January 14, 2010 - The next regular meeting of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Physically Challenged Advisory Board (PCAB) is scheduled ...


Governor Issues Statement Regarding Northwood Health Systems Lawsuit


January 08, 2010 - Gov. Joe Manchin released the following statement about Northwood Health Systems lawsuit: “This is an insulting and irresponsible action by Northwood and its attorneys. Northwood should focus on what is truly ...