March 18, 2024

Manchin Announces $1.9 Million To Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,941,442 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen healthcare services throughout West Virginia. The funding will specifically support improving health services for individuals with HIV/AIDS, advancing cancer detection and diagnosis research, bolstering responses to environmental health hazards, and aiding state primary care offices.

“Every West Virginian deserves access to quality, affordable health services,” said Senator Manchin. “The investments announced today will strengthen cancer research and protect against environmental health hazards, as well as support individuals living with HIV/AIDS and assist primary care offices across West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to enhance the health and well-being of West Virginians across the Mountain State.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,149,731 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program
    • This funding will improve the quality, availability, and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS.
  • $400,000 – SOSTOS LLC, Morgantown: Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research
    • This funding will support the accurate prognosis and prediction of clinical benefits of adjuvant therapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.
  • $228,000 – West Virginia University: Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards
    • This funding will support the validation of a military burn pit surrogate generator and aerosol exposure systems.
  • $163,711 – West Virginia Department of Health and Huan Resources: State Primary Care Offices
    • This funding will provide technical assistance to state primary care offices in Charleston.