SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendar for September 10, 2019. WVAHC’s third annual Medicaid Matters for West Virginia Summit will be held at the South Charleston Holiday Inn & Suites! More information will follow – but you can register now!
Summer Care in WV
To meet immediate caregiving needs, WV Forward has compiled a list more than 250 statewide 2019 summer care options, including programs offered by West Virginia University, Marshall University and others accredited through the American Camp Association.
The Price of Insulin!
WVAHC is interested in ways in which we can lower the costs of insulin for West Virginians. If you would like to be on a list to learn more about these initiatives as we begin our work sign up here.
Please mark your calendars! We hope you can plan to attend our upcoming events!
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!
West Virginia Medicaid Coalition
Medicaid is WV biggest health care program providing for health and long-term care for more than 600,000 or one in three West Virginians.Learn more »
Know Your Options
More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.Learn more »
Get Enrolled. Get coverage.
WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.Learn more »
Moving Bright Ideas Forward
Kids have unique, developmental health care needs. West Virginia’s kids face serious systemic cultural barriers that can keep them from developing to their full potential.Learn more »
Bridging Health Care, Schools and Communities
A partnership to see every WV child enrolled in insurance coverage, linked to a provider and receiving coordinate and continuous health and social services.Learn more »
In the News
Moms, babies make big gains under Medicaid expansion
By Sharon L. Carte
After a long public health career frequently reading and learning of poor health statistics or rankings for West Virginia, nothing cheers me like learning we are on top for a change, and it should cheer you, too.
Yes, West Virginia is among the top three states (along with New Mexico and Kentucky) with the highest declines in the rate of uninsured women of child-bearing age (18 to 44 years), according to a recent report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families. This good news means most women of child-bearing age in our state now have increased access to preventive care during pregnancy, their chances for adverse health outcomes are reduced and maternal mortality can be reduced.Read More »
Student support gets spotlight in education report
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report not only makes recommendations to change West Virginia’s education system, it also tells a story of how the daily complications of students’ lives affects how they perform in school.
“It is apparent more needs to be done to address the consequences of poverty and the opioid crisis on West Virginia’s children,” the report says.
“Public schools carry much of the burden created by abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.”Read More »
Mental health professionals call for more “trauma informed” training in public schools
By Jordan Nelson The Register-Herald
Apr 21, 2019
Public schools throughout the state are in current crisis mode as the opioid epidemic continues to sweep its way in and remain a dark cloud over West Virginia, according to Diana Whitlock, the autism coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE).Read More »
Enough grappling in the dark, drug epidemic plan needed
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