September 22, 2021
Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,889,379 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). This funding is allocated through HRSA’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, which aims to support expecting mothers and families with young children who live in communities that face greater risks.
“Providing mothers and children with access to quality, affordable healthcare services is essential to raising healthy children in West Virginia. I am pleased HRSA is investing in West Virginia’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program to support expecting mothers and families with young children, while improving health outcomes across our state. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to support mothers and children in the Mountain State,” Senator Manchin said.
“Ensuring access to health care services for infants, children, and expectant mothers is critical for the health of West Virginia families and communities. HRSA’s home visiting program will help deliver vital services to our more rural communities, while improving the overall health of our mothers, infants, and children across our state. Programs like this remain a top priority through my work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and I will always fight to deliver the resources our mothers, families, and children need,” Senator Capito said.
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