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Medicaid is the nation's health insurance program for low-income individuals and families, and for people with disabilities. The West Virginia Medicaid program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).
HealthCheck is the name for West Virginia's EPSDT Program. The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is a child preventive health component of Medicaid. Federal law requires that state Medicaid programs provide medically necessary health care services to Medicaid-eligible children.
The WV Ryan White Part B Program provides funding for two funded care and support programs in the state. The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides a formulary of 71 therapies, including all of the FDA approved antiretrovirals and select ancillary drugs to approximately 375 participants. The Ryan White Part B Direct Services program provides comprehensive medical case management, adherence counseling, oral health services, mental health services, medications, primary care substance abuse treatment and transportation to approximately 875 PLWHA. Part B services in WV have expanded the systems of care in the state to meet the care and support needs of PLWHA. In addition, Early Intervention Services (EIS) are provided to assist in identifying individuals who are unaware of their HIV status.
The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) is a comprehensive public health program that helps uninsured or underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians' offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. Children who are eligible* for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The WISEWOMAN program is administered through CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under-insured or uninsured women with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle programs, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease. The priority age group is women aged 40–64 years.