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DHHR to Add 200 Slots to IDD Waiver Program
01/22/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Waiver Program will release 200 slots to accommodate individuals on the wait list. ...more
Early Payment of SNAP Benefits
01/15/2019
As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the WV DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families will issue an early release of February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eligible clients. ...more
W.Va. State Fire Marshals investigate deadly Clay fire
01/14/2019
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a deadly fire in the town of Clay that killed four children. ...more
Fire Claims Foster Children’s Lives
01/13/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families confirmed the death of four foster children due to a house fire in Clay, West Virginia. ...more
WIC Announces Change in Soy-Based Infant Formula
01/09/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced a change to the soy-based infant formula provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)....more
Statement Regarding SNAP and WIC During the Partial Federal Government Shutdown
01/09/2019
During the partial federal government shutdown, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), administered by DHHR, will continue....more
Investigation at Welch Community Hospital
12/19/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is investigating alleged patient abuse by an employee at Welch Community Hospital....more
Interim State Health Officer Named
11/07/2018
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today appointed Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH, as Interim State Health Officer and Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, effective November 8, 2018. ...more
New WIC Food List Effective October 1, 2018
09/20/2018
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced new foods available for purchase with the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)....more
Precautions Urged During Flood Clean Up After Possible Storm-related Weather from Hurricane Florence
09/14/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health is urging precautions both during and after the possible storm-related weather from Hurricane Florence. ...more
Marra Named Interim Inspector General
08/31/2018
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced the appointment of Jolynn Marra as Interim Inspector General of DHHR’s Office of Inspector General, effective September 1, 2018. ...more
DHHR Acquires CDC Assistance for Technical Support in Hepatitis A Outbreak Response
08/22/2018
DHHR's Bureau for Public Health continues to support communities across West Virginia in response to the ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A and has requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) technical assistance....more
School Clothing Allowance Program Expansion Extends Application Period to August 10, 2018
08/02/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance is extending the school clothing allowance application period to August 10, 2018, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
DHHR Awards Funding for Expanded School Mental Health Program in Wyoming County
07/25/2018
DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health has awarded a one-year grant totaling $80,000 to Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center for two new Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) sites in Wyoming County. ...more
DHHR Awards Funding for LEAD Programs
07/11/2018
DHHR has awarded $480,000 to expand the statewide capacity of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programs that divert adults with a substance use disorder or a co-occurring disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based services. ...more
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