Community Spotlight Martinsburg: Runners at the start of the Truffle Shuffle 5k

Making Health a Part of Main Street Culture in Martinsburg WV

Making Health a Part of Main Street Culture in Martinsburg West Virginia. When the West Virginia Development Office designated Martinsburg as one of its Main Street West Virginia communities, it got the city off to a running start in improving its economic prospects through a four-pronged approach. These four points include economic vitality, physical design, …

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Community Spotlight: Mingo. Gardeners working together around a raised garden bed.

Healthy in the Hills: In creating a culture of health, Mingo County is an astounding success story

Healthy in the Hills: In creating a culture of health, Mingo County is an astounding success story. By focusing on ways to eat better and become more active, leaders in Mingo County are reversing trends and helping residents lead healthier lives. It’s no secret that West Virginia ranks among the worst U.S. states for chronic …

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Community Spotlight: Wheeling. Man riding a bike along a walkway.

Wheeling Changes Social Norms to Make Healthy Habits Easier, Earning WV Healthy People Healthy Places Silver Status in the Process

Wheeling Changes Social Norms to Make Healthy Habits Easier, Earning WV Healthy People Healthy Places Silver Status in the Process Ever notice how much of what we do is influenced by those around us? Community leaders in Wheeling did, and so they set out to change the very social norms to encourage its residents to …

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Community Spotlight: Greenbrier. Doctors eating vegetables in back of a pickup truck.

Greenbrier County Leverages WV Healthy People Healthy Places Gold Status for Even Greater Improvements in Residents’ Health

Greenbrier County Leverages WV Healthy People Healthy Places Gold Status for Even Greater Improvements in Residents’ Health Greenbrier County – one of five communities awarded earlier this year with West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places (WVHPHP) Gold-level recognition – is improving the lives of its residents through a Community Master Plan that advances a variety …

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Inaugural West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places communities provide fresh fruits and vegetables to neighbors in need.

Inaugural West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places communities provide fresh fruits and vegetables to neighbors in need. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebrations intended to take place this spring to honor the seven communities awarded West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places (WVHPHP) recognition had to be canceled. Given the unprecedented circumstances communities are facing …

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DHHR Announces Healthy People Healthy Places Awardees

DHHR Announces Healthy People Healthy Places Awardees The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today recognized seven communities with the new Healthy People Healthy Places designation at an awards ceremony held as part of the West Virginia Association …

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