WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $1,191,631 in funding to the West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services (OMCHS) to support various programs with the goal of building better health care infrastructure in West Virginia. OMCHS programs specialize in serving the needs of women, infants, children, families, and children with special health care needs.
“Throughout my career in public service, I have always worked to ensure West Virginia’s children have access to the quality health care and services they deserve,” said Senator Capito. “This funding for the West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services will boost the overall health and well-being of our young people, mothers and families, and support West Virginia’s health care infrastructure.”
“In West Virginia, the health and well-being of our families and our children will always be one of our top priorities,” Senator Manchin said. “The West Virginia Office of Maternal and Child Health Services is a significant resource for women and children throughout our state. This funding will provide the organization with resources and tools to deliver critical preventive and primary health care services to families and children in need.”
The funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support state and community efforts to improve the health and well-being of all West Virginians.