September 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.4 Million For Preventative Health Services For West Virginians

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,420,723 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provide preventative health services to West Virginians.

“West Virginians deserve to have access to the best healthcare possible, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will help the West Virginia DHHR provide West Virginians with preventative health services such as check-ups, screenings, and immunizations. Providing these services helps keep West Virginians safe and healthy. I am pleased by this investment into our state’s care system and will continue to fight for funding that supports our healthcare providers and ensures West Virginians are getting the care they need during this public health crisis,” said Senator Manchin.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important the communication is between our state health department and local health clinics. I’m proud to announce this funding, which will provide the resources needed to help improve important services across our state that keep our West Virginians healthy, while also recognizing potentially serious conditions before it is too late. These services must be available to West Virginians regardless of location. I will continue to advocate for funding like this that encourages better care and increases the accessibility of that care for people across our state,” said Senator Capito.