WV Gets $4.5 Million Grant To Promote Health

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has announced that it is receiving most of a $4.5 million grant.

The grant is being announced this afternoon during a news conference at Bicentennial Park.

The grant to the state of West Virginia, $3.75 million of which is going to the Mid-Ohio Valley, will help the health department create healthy communities.

It will also help support healthy efforts to reduce childhood obesity.

The money will help the MOV Health Department in its six county region.

Stay tuned to WTAP.COM and WTAP-TV for more details.


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  • by None Location: Parkersburg on Mar 22, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    What a waste of our tax dollars. Let's create jobs to make people loss weight. What a joke!!!!!!!!
  • by PAT on Mar 19, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    What? This is part of the Stimulus money according to WTAP report.. I thought that money was to go to "shovel ready projects". This does not create jobs- the number 1 objective of stimulus money. I'm all for money for the Ohio Valley but lets get real with stimulus money! CREATE SOME JOBS!!!
  • by Blair Location: Vienna on Mar 19, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    This shows the community what respect that the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department has in Charleston and Washington DC. I hope that this money has its intended impact. Wittberg should be congratulated in receiving this for our community.
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