Feds Announce $3.3 Million For W. Va. Oral Health

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government has announced $3.3 million in funding to improve oral health in West Virginia.

The funding announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell goes to 10 health centers. The agency announced nearly $156 million nationwide in funding for 420 centers.

Health Resources and Services Administration centers are public and private nonprofit health care organizations that serve a needy population with fees adjusted based on the patients’ ability to pay.

In West Virginia, centers receiving funds are in Dawes, Camden-on-Gauley, Weirton, Rock Cave, Grantsville, Union, Parson, Huntington, Williamson and Scott Depot.