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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
DHHR Awards Funding for Quick Response Teams
07/11/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has awarded $500,000 to expand the statewide capacity of Quick Response Teams (QRTs). ...more
DHHR Awards Funding for Collegiate Recovery Programs
07/10/2018
DHHR has awarded nearly $100,000 in funding to expand the statewide capacity of recovery resources for adults in educational environments through Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs). ...more
DHHR Announces Availability of $1 Million in Ryan Brown Funding
07/10/2018
DHHR today announced funding availability totaling $1 million to expand substance use disorder (SUD) residential treatment services in Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Roane counties. ...more
DHHR to Begin Phase Two of Federal Waiver to Treat Substance Use
06/28/2018
DHHR Bureau for Medical Services today announced Medicaid recipients will begin receiving the second phase of new services under the West Virginia 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver beginning July 1, 2018....more
School Clothing Allowance Applications Accepted through July 31, 2018
06/28/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Monday, July 2, 2018, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
Former Healthways, Inc. Employee Convicted on Criminal Charges
06/25/2018
DHHR's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit led the investigation of Patricia Lancaster, 64, who was convicted on June 18, 2018 of a felony charge of presenting false claims under medical programs. The charges were filed in Brooke County Circuit Court....more
DHHR Awarded $1.8 Million for Black Lung Program
06/07/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will receive $1.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help coal miners and others living with Black Lung disease. ...more
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