Appalachia Health News

Appalachia Health News tells the story of our health challenges and how we overcome them throughout the region.


Our reporters cover topics such as women’s health, chronic disease and substance abuse, as well as documenting the health-related innovation, improvement and success within the Appalachian region.


Appalachia Health News is produced with support from CAMC and Marshall Health.

Appalachia Receives Annual $10 Million Allocation To Stop Drug Trafficking

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced $9.9 million in funding for the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program.

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W.Va. COVID-19 Deaths Pass 8,000 Mark

That number is higher than the population of eight counties in the state, according to U.S. Census data. That includes Wirt, Pendleton, Calhoun, Tucker, Gilmour, Pleasants, Doddridge and Pocahontas counties. CDC data indicates more than 2,600 people in the state have died from the virus on average per year.

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Officials Provide Updates On DHHR Reorganization

Justice signed House Bill 2006 into law Monday splitting the department into three separate bodies. The bill takes effect in May, but the new departments are set to be in place by Jan. 1, 2024.

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Lawmakers Classify Unborn Child As Distinct Victim In DUI Causing Death

While DUI-causing death is already a crime in West Virginia code, this bill and its amendments will add the death of an unborn child to felony offenses.

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