Projects & Partnerships

Current Projects & Partnerships

IHHS projects and partnerships reflect the goal of the IHHS to provide community-based interprofessional student training and research opportunities through local partnerships and need-based, regionally focused efforts.


Connecting & Resourcing

Resource Exchange for Appalachian Community Health (REACH)

Partnering with regional health departments, alliances, health & human service organizations to develop an interactive web portal for finding health and wellness services, sharing information, and requesting resources.

*Currently seeking funding

Interprofessional Regional Education/Training

Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral for Treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SBIRT)

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Appalachian State Faculty & Staff are collaborating with regional health & human services providers to train professionals to reduce the risk of substance abuse.

Interdisciplinary Autism Collaborative Training program (InterACT)

InterACT is a philosophy as much as it is a program. In keeping with the IHHS vision to create a regional classroom where community members and partners share knowledge and learn along with students and faculty, the IHHS offers and supports interprofessional workshops and training opportunities. 

Access to Opportunity

Rural Health Outreach Collaborative (RHOC)

Appalachian State's BCHS partners with Wake Forest Baptist Health/School of Medicine and the HC-COG's Area Agency on Aging to take health screenings and preventive education to where people are and train students to be the regional health and human service providers of the future.