Marshall Delving Into Health Disparities In West Virginia

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is teaming with the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to deal with health disparities in the state.

Campus officials say a Minority Health Institute established by Marshall’s Department of Public Health will delve into the state’s health disparities among minority and underserved populations.

The institute’s founder and director, Dr. Anthony Woart, says the state’s public health bureau will collaborate on ways to use the university’s resources to help the state better deal with health disparities.

Woart has appointed LaDawna Walker as the minority health coordinator to assist with developing a strategic plan for the state’s minority health improvement initiatives.