WVU in the News: What an academic health department means to Monongalia County and the state

The West Virginia University School of Public Health and the Monongalia County Health Department have teamed up to create a program like no other in the state of West Virginia.

The two parties have created an academic health department, which is the first of its kind in the state. Dr. Lee Smith the executive director and county health officer with MCHD said the plan had been in the works for four years. Smith said it’s more than a title but instead a recognition that there is a working relationship between the two parties.

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