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West Virginia News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 6, 2019 - Features PITAR, a community substance abuse coalition from the Potomac Highlands created to stand for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from addiction. The group offers support groups, Narcan trainings, and utilizes peer recovery coaches to help people struggling with substance use disorders.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Oct 30, 2019 - Highlights a network of domestic violence programs in West Virginia that offers resources and free legal aid to survivors. The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence connects programs across the state and focuses on combating domestic violence through various prevention efforts.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Oct 19, 2019 - In rural McDowall County, West Virginia, officials and union leaders work to construct Renaissance Village, building suitable housing and tackling poverty to boost academic achievement in young students. County schools address the needs of children by connecting them with psychologists and dentists and providing clothes and other basic necessities. (Subscription may be required to view article).
Source: The Washington Post
Oct 17, 2019 - Rural West Virginia counties are losing their only grocery stores, leaving residents with limited access to healthy food. Commentary introduces solutions to food access, including opening farmer's markets and locally-owned grocery stores, funded through financial support from various organizations and initiatives.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Oct 15, 2019 - A researcher at West Virginia University School of Medicine has developed an app to train law enforcement and health department staff in rural areas how to recognize signs of child sex trafficking. The SexExRural app includes training content created with the input of trafficking survivors and health professionals, as well as resources for reporting and supporting victims.
Source: WVU Today
Sep 24, 2019 - Radio interview with Dr. Quintin Brubaker, a resident physician at the West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine. Topics covered include healthcare policy, physician retention, and how Brubaker went from majoring in history to becoming a doctor.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio

Last Updated: 11/6/2019