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Public Health Task Force to Meet in Morgantown


State officials are meeting again in a push to redefine the mission of public health in West Virginia.

The Bureau for Public Health will hold another meeting of the public health impact task force Wednesday afternoon.

The group will hear presentations on the future of public health, survey results and work by the panel’s subgroups.

The task force includes members of the Bureau for Public Health, local health departments, private and public partner organizations and policymakers. It was authorized by Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s health officer.

The task force will recommend structural and organizational changes for the state’s public health system to work more effectively with communities.

The meeting at the Monongalia County Health Department in Morgantown is open to the public.