A Grassroots Practice-Based Research Network Addressing Priority Health Issues

West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions

The West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions, or WVACHS, is an interdisciplinary network of primary care clinicians, administrators, and public health leaders engaged in research to improve health and health care systems for West Virginians, particularly those who are underserved.


The WVACHS is a practice-based research network leading patient-centered and community-oriented research to bring solutions to priority health disparities and health issues in the state. 


Our vision is improved health for all West Virginians through translational research designed to move research discoveries into practice and policy. 


Our work is driven by relevance, engagement, synergy, mutual respect, collaboration, and creativity. These values are in everything we do. 

PBRN & non-profit

The WVACHS is a registered practice-based research network and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.