Manchin announces $11.4 million in rescue plan to support public health crisis response and WV healthcare workforce
Washington, DC (WHSV) - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that $11,481,577 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).
This funding is from the American Rescue Plan to support the public health crisis response and sustain the healthcare workforce in West Virginia, according to Monday’s press release.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia’s healthcare professionals and frontline workers went above and beyond the call of duty to provide quality care to their fellow West Virginians. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a strong healthcare workforce, as well as effective procedures and plans in place, in case of a public health crisis,” said Senator Manchin.
“The American Rescue Plan has helped West Virginia fight and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and now this funding will ensure we have a robust health workforce for years to come. I will continue to fight for funding to support healthcare professionals in the Mountain State and ensure West Virginia is prepared to handle any public health crisis that comes our way,” he added.
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