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Sharon Carte: CHIP needs to be a priority

In the midst of America’s rancorous debate about how to pay for increasingly costly health care, one bright spot is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). With both strong bipartisan approval and overwhelmingly popular support, CHIP has proven to be an effective and efficient program protecting the health of children.

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Sisters Health Foundation holds luncheon to honor community groups

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Dec. 8, 2018

Wayne Towner, Reporter

Photo by Wayne Towner Renee Steffen, executive director of the Sisters Health Foundation, speaks at Friday’s annual foundation Grantee Luncheon at Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. The grantees receiving recognition completed over $800,000 worth of projects involving grants from the foundation over the past year.

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Results in from WVAHC survey regarding children’s healthcare in schools


 in News | November 27, 2018 at 4:06PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The results are in following an eight-month survey project from West Virginians for Affordable Health Care in regards to children’s healthcare and services in schools.

Over 4,000 surveys were sent out by the group to parents and professionals as part of the Children’s Health Collaborative Project.

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Survey shines light on access to healthcare for children

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The results from a new survey show that school officials feel there is a greater need for mental health services in schools.

CHARLESTON — A new set of survey results shines light on how important it is that state officials work to increase access to health care for children.

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Researchers looking at best aspects of health centers to improve child health in WV

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By  in News | October 09, 2018 at 5:12PM

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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Voters name healthcare as a top issue in November!

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Oct. 02, 2018 – 6:21 – Bret Baier examines how health care is playing as a Midterm Motivator for voters.

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Research Confirms Medicaid Expansion Huge Boost for Rural WV

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September 26, 2018
Before the state expanded Medicaid, rural West Virginians were much less likely to have health insurance than their urban peers. (Pixabay)
Before the state expanded Medicaid, rural West Virginians were much less likely to have health insurance than their urban peers. (Pixabay)

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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Gary Zuckett: Court nominee Kavanaugh has established position against health care

August 30, 2018
    • West Virginia is a beautiful and unique place. It’s covered with steep hills and scenic landscapes. It boasts some of the tallest steel bridges and oldest rivers on the continent. It’s the “Birthplace of Rivers.” Sometimes, just soaking in the beauty of our state takes my breath away.

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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.