Emily Rice Published

Federal Funding To Bolster Health Care In W.Va.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has invested nearly $3.5 million in West Virginia to support statewide hospital emergency preparedness efforts, vaccinate children and build a public health arthritis program.

According to a press release from Sen. Joe Manchin’s office, the money will be split between three initiatives: 

  • Immunization and vaccines for children initiatives will receive the most funding, at $1.8 million.
  • The hospital preparedness program will receive $1.4 million
  • State public health approaches to addressing arthritis will receive $225,000.

“Making these critical investments in all stages of our healthcare infrastructure will ensure West Virginians have the resources they need to thrive and prosper,” Manchin said. “I’m pleased HHS is investing nearly $3.5 million in these three initiatives, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts these investments will have on the health and well-being of our communities.” 

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.