MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Researchers and community leaders in the Morgantown area are hoping the work they’re doing now will eventually improve the health of West Virginia’s children, 25 percent of whom live in poverty.
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Research Confirms Medicaid Expansion Huge Boost for Rural WV
September 26, 2018
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A new report says expanding Medicaid is really paying off for rural West Virginians.
Rural areas typically have real disadvantages – higher unemployment and poverty, fewer doctors and in some cases, financially strapped hospitals.
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Roundtable Examines Opioids, Effects on Youth
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Brothers and Sisters in Health Event
The Register Herald
August 16, 2018
(Brad Davis/The Register Herald) Six-year-old Zoe Lancaster covers hers eyes and draws a winner for one of several raffles as Terri Giles, one of the event organizers, holds the box during the Brothers & Sisters in Health event Thursday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church in Hinton. The event, sponsored by the church, Summers County ARH and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, provided medical services to the public free of charge.
Nancy Tyler: Remember how the US House wanted to gut our health care, WV budget last year?
Advocate: Children should take advantage of preventative healthcare
The issue brief, published by West Virginia Kids Count in partnership with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, showed nearly 98 percent of West Virginia children were covered by health insurance in 2016, compared to 95.5 percent in 2015 and 90.7 percent in 2008.
Don’t Cut Back on Programs Vital to West Virginians
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Year of the Child’ aims to focus on effect of opioid crisis
March 01, 2018 03:46 PM – – CHARLESTON, W.VA.
Child welfare activists have launched a yearlong campaign to highlight the effect of West Virginia’s opioid crisis on the youth.
The Register-Herald reports that child advocacy leaders conferred Wednesday and kicked off the “Year of the Child,” a campaign to unite individuals working for the welfare of children.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care Director of Child Health Kelli Caseman said she wants the group to have a platform of policy issues ready by the start of next year’s legislative session.
West Virginia Secretary of Education and the Arts Gayle Manchin said the state faces two primary issues: babies born to addicted mothers and children coming from homes with addiction. She hopes schools will focus on helping students with trauma, which she says is often misdiagnosed as ADHD.