Mission & Goals
The mission of the HRC is to improve the health status of West Virginia communities through policy analysis and program evaluation.
Goals and Priorities:
The main goals of the Health Research center are to:
1) Serve as a leader of health research in West Virginia by conducting formative program evaluation; providing timely policy analysis and feedback; fostering innovative, self-directed research that supports the mission of the center; and disseminating research findings.
2) Cultivate relationships/partnerships that support the mission of the center by collaborating with various schools/units within WVU; developing and enhancing partnerships with pertinent state agencies; establishing relationships with WV health care providers; and collaborating outside WV.
The Health Behavior Research Center and Addictions & Psychiatric Medicine Research merged in July of 2005 to form a comprehensive research facility, the Health Research Center. The Health Research Center is located within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University School of Public Health.