WVU in the News: Virtual state-wide regional community meetings

People and families affected by substance use disorder or mental health issues can sign up for virtual community meetings to discuss their experiences with the care in West Virginia. 

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University’s Office of Health Affairs is conducting a series of virtual regional meetings across the state with the intention of gathering opinions on the accessibility and quality of care for substance abuse and mental health.

Jonathan Young, who is from the WVU School of Public Health, said, “We’re really targeting the people who’ve been through the behavioral health system or know people close to them who’s been through it in some manner.”

The purpose of this meeting is to learn about what’s working or not working in West Virginia’s behavioral health care system and that information will be used to help improve services that are offered.

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