Welcome to The Minority Health Institute. Here you will find up-to-date information regarding our current research, community engagement activities and information regarding minority health in West Virginia. Make sure to follow us on social media for real-time updates and announcements.

The mission of the Minority Health Institute is to improve and protect the health and well-being of racial and ethnic minorities through the development of programs, policies and practices to eliminate health disparities.

The Minority Health Institute purpose is to serve as a resource and collaborative partner to community organizations, health care providers, and government agencies in efforts to decrease morbidity and mortality in minority populations.

The Minority Health Institute coordinates statewide efforts to reduce health inequity for vulnerable populations as defined by race/ethnicity, social-economic status, geography, age, disability status and among other populations identified to be at risk for health disparities.