Restoring Health Through Community The Healthy Appalachia Institute’s is working 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.

HAI Receives Funding from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

We are excited to announce that HAI has received funding from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to partner with Buchanan County Youth, Inc. to strengthen multi-sector partnerships in Buchanan County, and increase capacity to advance evidence based practices, and policies to improve health outcomes.

Improve Health in SWVA: Community Themes and Strengths Assessment

Please consider taking this 10 minute Community Themes and Strengths Assessment survey to improve health in Southwest Virginia! The survey aims to identify strategic issues and inform the formation of goals and strategies to improve health in the region. Gathering input from community members throughout Southwest Virginia, this survey will be used to develop a strong understanding of community concerns, strengths, assets, and perception of quality of life. Access the online survey here: