Families and Health

To strengthen the capacity of families to achieve life-long learning and productivity.

Knapp Hall

The Home of Families & Health



Drawing on the strengths of WVU's many academic disciplines, extension educators target communities' social, economic, environmental and technical problems. Some extension educators work out of buildings on WVU's traditional campuses, such as those located in Morgantown. But many extension personnel work out of offices in WVU Extension's county settings, such as those generally located in or near each county's governmental seat. Working daily with local residents, extension personnel find their lives often intertwine with the issues that confront their local communities. They are committed to helping people find answers that work. As they solve problems along with local citizens--individually and in groups--Extension personnel and staff translate WVU's research and knowledge into action.

The Mission of the WVU Extension Service
WVU Extension Service educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations in West Virginia, to improve their lives and communities. Our programs and services strengthen leaders of all ages, youth, and families. We develop and teach best practices for sustainable agriculture, for responsible use of renewable resources, and stewardship of natural resources. We work to improve our state’s communities, workforce, and the economy.

West Virginia University

Extension Service

PO Box 6031

Morgantown, WV 26506

To contact us:


Phone: 304-293-2796

Fax: 304-293-3703


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