West Virginia News
News stories from the past 60 days.
Mar 16, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded 15 states each with $1 million, one-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) planning grants. CCBHCs were created to transform mental health and substance use treatment and provide sustainable funding for robust community outpatient mental health treatment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 13, 2023 - Describes how black lung cases have tripled in central Appalachia and progressive massive fibrosis has increased tenfold among long-term miners since 2005. Discusses how regulations allow miners to be exposed to twice as much airborne silica as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration permits for workers in other industries.
Source: The Daily Yonder and Kaiser Health News
Biden-Harris Administration Provides $262 Million to Improve Access to Jobs, Health Care and Infrastructure Across the Rural Partners Network
Feb 15, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $262 million to improve access to jobs, health care, and infrastructure for people in historically underserved communities across the Rural Partners Network. The The funding will support 68 projects in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 25, 2023 - Researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a long-term study of 27,115 adults in 12 southeastern states, and found that adults living in rural areas have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts. Rural Black men participating in the study had a 34% higher risk of heart failure compared to urban Black men.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 3/17/2023