West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

WV DHHR Meets with CDC to Protect the Health of Citizens

9/11/2014

​West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today held a meeting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss its role with ongoing public surveillance as a result of the Elk River Chemical Spill.  This meeting is a follow up from Secretary Bowling’s meeting with Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, in late July.

“Governor Earl Ray Tomblin tasked me with engaging the CDC to continue discussions on the health and well-being of our citizens,” said West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling.

“CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry staff are in West Virginia to provide consultation to public health and environmental health officials who are planning surveillance and monitoring in the aftermath of the Elk River chemical spill,” said Dr. Judy Qualters, director of the division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects for the CDC. “We are glad to provide assistance to the state and look forward to productive discussions.”

Contact Information

Allison C. Adler ■ DHHR Director of Communications ■ (304) 558-7899 ■ allison.c.adler@wv.gov