Federal Funds Head to a Mingo County Health Center

Jan 22, 2016

Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / WV Humanities Council

Federal funds are heading to a Mingo County health center to support health care options and expand access to care.

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced the nearly 350 thousand dollar grant for the Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Mingo County Thursday.

The funds were awarded through the Health Center Cluster Grant Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release.

The center provides primary care to people living in in Southern West Virginia communities. Capito says the funding will allow the facility to continue to coordinate with its local partners to promote better health and opportunity in the community.

The grant is the second the center has received from the federal Department of Health and Human Services in the last six months.

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