Two Local School Districts, Communities to Benefit from Appalachian Children’s Health Initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Two area school districts and their associated communities are benefitting from a total of $28 million going to Appalachian communities in Ohio to provide health care services.

A $2.6 million project in the Brown Local School District means construction of the Malvern Community Wellness Center on school property.

Also, a $2.2 million project in the Tusky Valley Local Schools will transform the former high school building into a community health center.

Aultman Health is partnering on both projects.

Governor Mike DeWine in announcing the projects last week says services will be available community-wide.

They include vaccinations, mental health services and more.

A total of $64 million is going to 28 such projects in Ohio.

Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties are designated as part of “Appalachia” in Ohio.