Sens. Manchin and Capito announce nearly $2M in funding for maternal and child health services, research in West Virginia

West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced nearly $2 million in funding for maternal and child health services and research in West Virginia.

A release from Senator Manchin’s office stated that the senators, who are both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in the state through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University.

Below are statements from the senators regarding this funding.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put an even brighter spotlight on the necessity of healthcare access for all West Virginians. I am pleased that HHS is investing in maternal and child health services which are so vital, especially during a global health crisis that continues to affect the lives of every West Virginian. This funding will help provide access to necessary healthcare for our mothers and children across the state and will support research for mothers and children through WVU. I will keep fighting for funding that supports our healthcare providers, health centers, and front line workers during this pandemic.”

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

“The mothers and children of our state deserve access to the services and resources they need to stay healthy. Grants like these are incredibly important and will provide much-needed support for maternal and child health services. Additionally, this funding will support children who are impacted by adverse childhood experiences. Last summer, I introduced bipartisan legislation to address childhood trauma and provide the next generation the support they need to pursue a strong and healthy future. I will continue to advocate for our mothers and children in West Virginia through my role on the Senate Appropriations Committee and look forward to seeing how this funding will positively impact West Virginians.”

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,549,141 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Maternal and Child Health Services
  • $361,280 – West Virginia University Research for Mothers and Children

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