August 26, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.3 Million For Preventative Health Services In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,381,409 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) for preventative health services. This funding is part of the Preventative Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Program, which supports efforts to eliminate health disparities, address emerging health issues and prevent premature deaths by focusing on preventable risk factors.

“West Virginia consistently lags nationally in health outcomes and ranked last in life expectancy in 2020. Improving our fellow West Virginians’ health and standard of living is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Manchin. “I am pleased the CDC is investing in West Virginia to improve preventative health services across the state, and I will continue to fight for funding to support access to quality healthcare and vital prevention programs in the Mountain State.”

“This funding is welcome news as it will provide the resources needed to help improve important services across our state, while also recognizing potentially serious conditions before it is too late. These services should be available to West Virginians regardless of location, and they are vital to the well-being of our residents. I will continue to advocate for funding like this that encourages better care and increases the accessibility of that care for West Virginians,” Senator Capito said