Department of Health and Human Services

More Than $45 Million Available For W.Va. For Opioid Recovery Efforts

West Virginia can apply for more than $45 million to address the overdose crisis in 2024.

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PFAS Chemicals Found In 19 Drinking Water Sources

Twenty seven public water systems in the state have detectable levels of select perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) co...

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Is W.Va.'s Foster Care System Failing Children? A Look Inside An Agency Wrestling With Long-Term Reforms

About 400,000 children across the U.S. are growing up inside the foster care system, overseen by government employees who are overworked, and agencies that are historically underfunded. When the opioid epidemic hit, foster care systems saw a massive increase in the number of kids in their care. West Virginia has been hit particularly hard. The state has the nation’s highest rate of children removed from their home and put into foster care.

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