West Virginia officials have launched a new online system to help improve reporting by local health departments.
Every year, the 49 local health boards must submit a general plan of operation to the Division of Local Health.
The plan gives data on local health department operation for the current year and projections for the coming year. It is used in part to help determine the allocation of funding each local board of health receives.
The new online system lets local health departments quickly and securely file their annual program plan information electronically.
Officials say the system practically eliminates the need for paper forms and mailing requirements, as well as saves time and effort by eliminating the manual steps in the reporting process.