Community Connections partners with local medical group to produce health updates

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — Community Connections Inc. announced a new partnership with Appalachian Medical Professionals (AMP) to help keep members of the community informed about local health issues.

The organizations will create projects that provide science-based, trustworthy information about healthcare issues in the community. The initial project is “An Important Medical Message” (AIMM). It will be an electronic newsletter with each new topic issue to be followed by a Question and Answer issue. Dr. Fredrick W. Barker MD FACS, a general surgeon in Bluefield, Va, will lead the AIMM editorial board.

The first AIMM will discuss COVID-19 Vaccination Encouragement. It will be produced electronically so healthcare providers and other organizations can send it via email or text, or post to a website.

Members of the community can submit questions to be answered by the doctors and medical professionals. Just email

The first AIMM produced by CCI/AMP

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