WASHINGTON, DC (LOOTPRESS) — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,009,453 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster local health centers, provide maternal health services, increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, support drug addiction research projects, strengthen youth vaccination programs, and enhance public health in West Virginia.
“It’s great to see many important initiatives across the Mountain State be recognized and receive the support they need to operate efficiently and effectively,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will strengthen critical health services across West Virginia, while also supporting research initiatives important to public health. I will always advocate on behalf of the resources our state needs to help our residents lead health lives.”
“I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $13 million in these ten critical programs to support vital medical research, provide health services, increase access to substance use disorder treatment and further strengthen public health in West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support healthcare services and research programs across the Mountain State,”Senator Manchin said.
Individual awards listed below:
Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Program:
- $5,189,763 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases Program:
- $2,791,642 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Immunization and Vaccines for Children Program:
- $2,280,035– West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program:
- $1,000,000 – WV Perinatal Partnership, Inc.
Health Center Cluster Program:
- $424,667 – Mountaineer Community Health Center (Paw Paw, W.Va.)
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program:
- $400,000 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Program:
- $380,000 – Academic Research Enhancement Awards: West Virginia University
- $203,145 – Identifying Stigma Reduction Targets in the Context of an Appalachian HIV Outbreak: West Virginia University
Ryan White Title IV Women, Infants, Children, Youth and Affected Family:
- $240,201 – West Virginia University Research Corporation
West Virginia Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standard Compliance and Enforcement Expansion:
- $100,000 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources