Capito and Manchin announce $1.9 million to fight the drug epidemic and support health centers in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,915,817 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Human Services (HHS) to combat the drug epidemic and support a network of health centers in West Virginia.

“As we continue to battle the addictions and overdoses that have exploded during the pandemic, we must continue to equip our health centers and behavioral health clinics with the resources they need to help those who need it most. », Senator Capito said. “The opioid epidemic has touched all of us in one way or another, but investing in community solutions can help lift individuals out of the grip of addiction and put them on the road to recovery. I will continue to fight for the resources our clinics need as we work to end the addiction crisis in West Virginia.

“Every West Virginia has felt the effects of substance use disorders, and addressing this heartbreaking epidemic continues to be one of my top priorities. Rural Communities Opioid Response is a major program that provides funding to rural health clinics to treat and combat substance use disorders. West Virginia’s clinics and health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system, and I am pleased that HHS is investing in these two programs as they continue to provide essential healthcare services. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to fight the drug epidemic and support health centers throughout Mountain State,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards listed below:

$1,000,000 – Healthways: Implementing the Opioid Response in Rural Communities

$915,817 – West Virginia Primary Care Association: Network controlled by health centers

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