Selected Links to Websites Fostering Child and Family Health

KEYS 4 Healthy Kids
KEYS 4 HealthyKids, is a county partnership of over 22 organizations including local business, education, city government, social services, and health agencies. The partnership began meeting in December 2008 to create a plan that would enable Kanawha County to bring policy and environmental approaches to positively impact high rates of childhood obesity. KEYS 4 HealthyKids will administer and work with community members to implement the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities grant for Kanawha County.

WV Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP administers the delivery of free health insurance coverage for West Virginia children.

Our Babies: Safe and Sound
Our Babies: Safe and Sound is an educational campaign that provides parents and other caregivers of infants under the age of one, as well as expectant parents and professionals, with information and tips on ways to keep babies safe while sleeping, and how to keep your cool when babies cry.  The overall goal of the campaign is to help prevent West Virginia infants from injury and death.

WV Early Childhood Health Project
The Early Childhood Health Project is a collaboration of individuals and agencies working together to improve the health and safety of young children while in out-of-home care settings in West Virginia.  The website offers information and resources for implementing and promoting health and safety standards.

Covering Kids & Families (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Covering Kids and Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. Covering Kids & Families operates through statewide projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia and more than 140 local community projects. In addition, 5 states have CKF liaison grants that provide opportunities to participate in the national CKF initiative.

WV Perinatal Partnership
A statewide partnership of health care professionals and public and private organizations working to improve perinatal health in West Virginia.

West Virginia Partners for Oral Health
West Virginia Partners for Oral Health is a project of Community Voices, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation whose mission is to support community initiatives in health, educate policymakers on community health and bring the voice of communities to a state health policy agenda.

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

A groups of diverse West Virginians concerned with rising health care costs in West Virginia. WVAHC does public policy research, lobbies the West Virginia Legislature, interacts with the Governor of West Virginia and agency heads, educates the public about matters that affect health care costs, and publishes newsletters and promote conferences on health care.

Insure Kids Now
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site that links the nation’s children to health insurance.

U.S. Census Bureau Health Insurance Data
The authoritative source for health insurance data from the census.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
The DHHR administers many programs that benefit the health of the citizens of West Virginia.

West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services (Medicaid)
The Bureau for Medical Services operates the WV Medicaid program.  Their vision is to assure access to appropriate, medically necessary quality health care, to make the Bureau user friendly for providers and beneficiaries, and to improve the health of West Virginians by focusing on preventive care.

Shenandoah-Potomac Regional Health Care Center
This community site gives you and your family easy access to area healthcare services and information. Currently, the Regional Health Resource Center has information on nine counties in West Virginia and several counties of Western Maryland.

National Initiative for Children’s Health Care Quality
We know what outstanding health care for children looks like. But, too often, we busy practitioners don’t apply what we know.  NICHQ’s goal is to close the gap between what we know and what we do, and to provide the best care for all children, all of the time. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach to improving care.

Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools. This effort represents a response to our nation’s epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished children and adolescents. AFHK is composed of 51 State Teams, including one for West Virginia, and a national coordinating and resource group.

Day One
The Day One project is an early intervention and parenting education program with active centers at several West Virginia hospitals.

Faithful Reform in Health Care
Faithful Reform in Health Care aims to help build a more collaborative infrastructure among  various faith groups working for health care reform. They desire to connect current research in values-based messaging with faith teachings to help move the health care reform agenda beyond the issues that have resulted in political deadlock.

West Virginia Council of Churches
The West Virginia Council of Churches includes 14 denominations in the state, whose membership rolls approach 600,000. The West Virginia Council of Churches has been active in areas of social justice, health and economic issues, legislative issues and disaster response.

West Virginia Kids Count Fund
KIDS COUNT has been one of West Virginia’s most trusted sources of information about the well-being of children and a leader in the effort to educate parents, policymakers and the public about what children need to thrive and achieve.