Marshall University’s Prevention Empowerment Partnership to host ‘Drug Take-Back Day’ Saturday

WV Press Release Sharing HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Prevention Empowerment Partnership (PEP), an initiative of Marshall University’s Center of Excellence for Recovery, housed within the Marshall University Research Corporation, will host the National Drug Take Back Day in partnership with the Huntington Police Department, Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and Marshall University School of Pharmacy. The National Drug […]

Health Committee looks at use of opioid lawsuit settlements

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With over $867 million coming to the state from opioid lawsuit settlements, an ever-increasing need for effective statewide substance abuse recovery facilities, continual mental health support for residents, and strong medical cannabis permit guidelines, the Legislative Joint Committee on Health had much to discuss during their […]

Legislators hear from first responders about staffing and mental health concerns

Current plan would cost households less than $20 a year By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A previously failed plan for volunteer fire departments and emergency medical service providers to receive additional financial support may be getting new life.  HB 3153, which died during the most recent Legislative Session, was a primary […]

Committee on Children and Families hears DHHR and other presentations

By Matt Young, WV Press Associaiton CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children and Families, on Tuesday, heard testimony from human service professionals, on topics ranging from adult healthcare, to the state’s foster care system.   Legislative Healthcare Advisor Jeremiah Samples was first to address the committee, and provided an overview of the […]

Betsy Miles

Although most of her hard work is done behind the scenes, Betsy Miles is a driving force for journalism in West Virginia. As Assistant Executive Director and Director of Advertising for the West Virginia Press Association, Betsy is constantly developing new delivery methods to bring the news to as many Mountaineers as possible. From her […]

WVU addresses youth mental health crisis and critical provider shortage with innovative in-school programming

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mental health experts based at the West Virginia University College of Applied Human Sciences will soon be going into public schools in parts of the Mountain State to work to address critical and growing mental health needs among children. Rawn Boulden, assistant professor and project lead, Christine Schimmel, associate professor and University faculty ombudsperson, and Kim Floyd, […]