About Us

Healthy Connections was created in 2016 as a collaborative community response to the treatment of mothers struggling with addiction and the well-being of their families. It undertakes the challenge of finding solutions to our region’s high rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome, substance use and the resulting effects on child development and family stability by better integrating the existing programs and services in the community and building upon them. It seeks to increase inter-agency efficiency through research, education, and collaboration for clients, students and providers.

The collaborative consists of more than 20 community organizations including representatives from:

  • Marshall Health
  • Marshall University
    • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
    • School of Pharmacy
    • Department of Communication Disorders
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Psychology
  • Quality Insights
  • Cabell-Huntington Health Department
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital
  • City of Huntington
  • Lily’s Place
  • Recovery Point West Virginia
  • River Valley Child Development Services
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Valley Health
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

The Healthy Connections Coalition also partners with the Marshall University Substance Abuse Coalition to provide a solutions-based approach to the effects of opiate addiction in our region.

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