July 23, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.7 Million for Rural Health Care Programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,720,926 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat mental health disorders and primary care services for mothers and children.

“This funding will go toward developing effective strategies for treating and preventing mental health disorders and investing in the health of West Virginia mothers and children,” Senator Manchin said. “These are two critically important aspects of our healthcare system in West Virginia and I am pleased to see this investment in our children, mothers, families, and students. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources that ensure every West Virginian has access to the quality healthcare services they deserve.”

“Federal investments like these grants help state and local leaders provide quality health care services and conduct research to improve the lives of West Virginians,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will support services for West Virginia mothers and their children and educate students about mental health issues. I am thrilled to see this funding come to our communities, and I will continue to fight for resources that benefit the health and well-being of West Virginians.”

Individual Awards:

  • $102,000 – Marshall University SPEAC: Suicide Prevention & Education across Campus

  • $1,523,926 – Maternal and Child Health Services

  • $95,000 – Statewide Family Network Program