May 15, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million For West Virginia Prevention Programs, Senior Services

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,680,990 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for senior services, cancer prevention and control programs, and preventing and managing diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

“Access to quality healthcare is critical to the well-being of every West Virginian across the Mountain State, and I applaud HHS for providing these resources to ensure our seniors are taken care of and our prevention programs are supported during this global health crisis that is affecting everyone. I will continue to fight for funding that supports West Virginians’ access to quality healthcare and vital health programs,” said Senator Manchin.

“It is very encouraging to see this support from HHS coming to West Virginia to support important programs,” said Senator Capito. “This funding will help our state health department better assist our residents in the prevention of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. We must give West Virginians the resources they need to help avert life-threatening diseases like these, and federal support to DHHR is a crucial aspect of that mission. I will continue to advocate for the health services West Virginians need to keep themselves and their loved ones heathy.”

Individual awards listed below:

·         $2,378,854 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

·         $1,852,136 – West Virginia DHHR Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Programs

·         $450,000 – West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services