Rep. Jenkins secures $200K for Williamson clinic


Helping patients prevent, manage diabetes

Rep. Jenkins


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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) helped secure a $200,000 grant for the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, he announced today.

The grant, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, will allow the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition to expand care programs, increase diabetes treatment and awareness, help residents learn health eating habits, improve their lifestyles, and take needed medications on schedule.

“Expanding access to care means more Mingo County residents will be able to see a doctor regularly and live healthier lives. Thanks to this grant, more residents will have access to preventative care and will learn how to manage their diabetes. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have pushed for increasing funding and access to rural health care and community health centers. The Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition are helping the people of Mingo County live happier, healthier lives, and I am proud to support their good work,” Rep. Jenkins said.

Rep. Jenkins wrote a letter of support to the Health Resources and Services Administration requesting that the Williamson Health and Wellness Center and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition receive this grant. The letter is below.

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