West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources


Health Care Authority
The programs administered by the Authority generally have two primary purposes: to constrain the rising cost of health care and to assure reasonable access to necessary health services.
Women's Commission
Exists to improve the quality of life for state women. Our main goal is to give women the information they need to better their lives, and the skills they need to become advocates for themselves.
Commission for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Serves as a communication bridge between hearing persons and those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Developmental Disabilities Council
Founded to assure that West Virginians with developmental disabilities receive the services and supports they need in order to achieve independence, productivity and inclusion in their communities.
James "Tiger" Morton Catastrophic Illness Commission
Created during the 1999 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, the Commission acts as a last resort for those in dire need of medical assistance once all other resources are exhausted.
Human Rights Commission
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation. As a part of its mission, the Human Rights Commission strives to eliminate discrimination throughout the state and to educate the public on the West Virginia Human Rights Act and West Virginia Fair Housing Act.
Family Protection Services
The Family Protection Services Board is a group of committed citizens appointed by the Governor of the State of West Virginia. The mission of the Family Protection Services Board is to assure that programs working toward the elimination of domestic violence are adequately funded and provide quality services to victims.
Commission to Study Residential Placement of Children
The Commission to Study Residential Placement of Children was created by an act of the 2005 Legislature (HB 2334) to achieve systematic reform for youth at risk of out-of-home residential placement and to establish an integrated system of care for these youth and their families.

WV Public Health Association (WVPHA)
Promotes better understanding of the concepts of community health with special emphasis on prevention of illness and promotion of well-being.

WV Association of Sanitarians (WVAS)
WVAS represents more than 140 Registered Sanitarians and over 40 additional Sanitarians, as well as others who are involved in the environmental health field.

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