COMMUNITY EDUCATION GROUP TO ANNOUNCE WV RECIPIENTS OF $1 MILLION IN HEALTHCARE FUNDING

For immediate release:

Contact: Barbara Webber

202-430-6287


CEG's Appalachian Partnership Fund will help local organizations reach at-risk and rural populations

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – On March 3, 2022, the Community Education Group (CEG) will announce the recipients of their Appalachian Partnership Fund, earmarked for local groups serving West Virginia's most vulnerable and rural populations. CEG chose sixteen local organizations throughout West Virginia for their efforts to address COVID-19 and the HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Substance Use Disorder syndemic.

CEG, along with the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute and West Virginia Rural Health Association, will host a 5:30 PM reception at the Four Points by Sheraton Charleston (Capitol City Suite C) to celebrate the work to combat the syndemic of hepatitis, HIV, and substance use in West Virginia. ​​ In addition, a virtual launch for awardees unable to attend the public event will be held the following day.

"We're pleased to announce a cohort of deserving grantees from across the state of West Virginia," said CEG President and Founder A. Toni Young. "It's our honor to partner with them and to support their exemplary work serving our communities."

“The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute is pleased to join this event celebrating partnership and success related to syndemic and substance use response in our state,” said Dr. Susan Bissett, President of the WV DII. “Along with CEG grant announcements, we hope to share updates on projects and programs across the state all three organizations are working on to make our communities safer and stronger.”

What: Community Education Group Announces Funding Recipients

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: Four Points Sheraton

Capitol City Suite C

600 Kanawha Blvd E

Charleston, VA

Media contact, for information, and to RSVP: Barbara Webber, 202- 430-6287

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