The Center for Rural Health Innovation

Image Placeholderis a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The overall mission of the organization is to apply innovative technologies to improve access to health care in rural communities.

Another focus of our work is supporting the development of school-based telemedicine programs through the Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center.

What We Do / Programs

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My Health-E Schools  My Health-E Schools  My Health-E Schools

Research Partnerships

UNC - Chapel Hill: Reducing HPV-Attributable Cancers through HPV Vaccination - an Interactive Technology-Based Approach for Adolescents in School Based Health Centers


The Health-e-Schools program is a member of the North Carolina Multisite Adolescent Research Consortium for Health, a UNC-Chapel Hill based program that Dr. North co-directs. This research group uses a network of school-based health centers and adolescent health practices to study effective methods for improving adolescent health and life-long health trajectories.

Health-e-Schools is working with researchers from the UNC Schools of Medicine and Journalism to see if text messaging can be used to improve rates of adolescent vaccination in rural communities.


Multisite Adolescent Research Consortium

UNC-Chapel Hill


Focus Group Summary


Adolescent Vaccine Schedule

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