Medical funding announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care, and Sen. Joe Manchin announced more than $997,600 in federal grant funding for four community health centers across West Virginia. The funds will help support efforts aimed at coordinating patient health care through patient-centered medical homes.

Among those receiving the awards are:

– A total of $250,000 for Community Care of West Virginia in Rock Cave.

– A total of $250,000 for Valley Health Care in Mill Creek.

“In our rural communities, patient-centered medical homes have become a great resource for our health centers in their work to improve access to care and health outcomes in underserved areas,” Rockefeller said. “This investment in several health centers across West Virginia will provide additional resources for medical homes and their important work to coordinate patient care and educate patients on how to be an active partner in their care. Supporting the work of health centers is critical to maintaining and improving the health of all West Virginians.”

“Our West Virginia families and children all across our state, including our most rural communities, deserve to have access to the best quality healthcare services,” Manchin said. “These grants will help make much needed upgrades and improvements to our health centers so that our West Virginia health care professionals can provide top-of-the-line service and care to all of our residents.”

The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and made available through the Affordable Care Act.