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, Inc. (WVACHS) is an interdisciplinary practice-based research network (PBRN) 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 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



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. 


The WVACHS has deep respect for the Appalachian culture and the unique needs of our state and region. Our work is driven by relevance, engagement, synergy, mutual respect, collaboration, and creativity.