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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Fighting for better care, smarter spending, & healthier West Virginians!

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West Virginia Medicaid Coalition

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.

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Choosing Wisely

Know Your Options

More health care is not always better health care. Learn why.

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Affordable Care Act

Get Enrolled. Get coverage.

WVAHC can help you find the affordable health care you need for you and your family.

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The West Virginia Children's Health Partnership

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.

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Children's Health Collaborative Project

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.

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In the News

Moms, babies make big gains under Medicaid expansion

By Sharon L. Carte

Jun 4, 2019

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.

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Student support gets spotlight in education report

By Brad McElhinny in News | May 11, 2019 at 11:58AM

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.

Kelli Caseman

“Public schools carry much of the burden created by abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.”

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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). 

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Enough grappling in the dark, drug epidemic plan needed

 Jan 26, 2019

By Kelli Caseman

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There’s a famous poem by the Sufi poet Rumi titled “An Elephant in the Dark.” Maybe you’ve heard it. It’s a take on an Indian parable about an elephant that is brought to a village and put in a dark room.
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West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is a tax-exempt, non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all West Virginians. We’re funded by public donations, membership dues, and grants. We are guided by a 17-member volunteer board.

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