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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Statistics Center

The Health Statistics Center (HSC) is a division of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. The HSC has two main functions. The first is to be the state’s official repository of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records, which are collectively referred to as “Vital Records.” These records are maintained and certified in HSC’s Vital Registration Program. The Vital Registration Program verifies the completeness and accuracy of the records. Certified copies of these records are required for such items as school entry, employment, and passports and are available for a fee from the Vital Registration Program. The second main function of the Health Statistics Center is to analyze the information from vital records (and other sources) and make it available for planning and policy purposes. This function is performed by the Statistical Services Program. The information is used for such purposes as estimating the state’s population between census years, but the major use of the data is to monitor the health of West Virginians. This is done by analyzing birth, death, behavioral and other health data.. By comparing current year information with previous years and with national data, the relative health of West Virginia’s citizens can be determined. Such analysis can identify areas where specific interventions might favorably impact the health of state residents.

Contact Information

350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-9100
Fax: (304) 558-1553

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