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WVCTSI Profile: Driving Real Solutions for Better Health
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  1. 107 Statewide West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network Sites
  2. 73 Practice & Policy Changes from WVPBRN Projects

Our state has the highest rate of drug-related deaths.

In 2014, WVCTSI responded to the need to address drug addiction in West Virginia by adding it as a health research focus area. Since then, WVCTSI has worked on a variety of projects related to addiction, including collaborating with the WVU Addiction Task Force to release a funding opportunity for projects targeting opioid morbidity and mortality rates.

WVCTSI Program Addressing Rising Hepatitis C Cases Combating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome HIV epidemic partially fueled by national opioid crisis WVCTSI hosts national experts to discuss emerging epidemics in WV


WVCTSI one of 15 hub sites to lead national study of long-term effects of COVID-19 in adults

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Project ECHO Expanding Specialized Care Across WV

WVCTSI Project ECHO connects rural patients across the state with specialized care in hepatitis C, HIV, chronic pain, medication-assisted treatment, chronic lung disease, and psychiatry. To date, the 1,172 participant healthcare providers have presented 169 unique patient cases.

Project ECHO