West Virginia

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DHHR Announces Request for Applications for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs
04/19/2019
DHHR Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) is broadening the continuum of services for youth ages 12-21 in the legal custody of DHHR through Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP). ...more
DHHR to Host Peer Recovery Support Services Conference
04/15/2019
DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health will host the West Virginia Peer Recovery Support Services Conference on April 16-17, 2019 in Flatwoods, West Virginia. ...more
West Virginia Family Health Elects to Not Renew its West Virginia Medicaid Contract
04/04/2019
West Virginia Family Health (WVFH) has announced its intention to not renew its West Virginia Medicaid managed care contract, effective June 30, 2019. ...more
DHHR Awarded $14.6 Million to Combat Opioids
03/25/2019
DHHR will receive $14.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. The funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and effective social supports. ...more
DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/18/2019
DHHR today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Emergency Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 25, 2019, and ending Friday, March 29, 2019, or until funds have been exhausted. ...more
DHHR and WVU to Implement Drug Epidemic Pilot Project in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties
02/15/2019
DHHR's Office of Drug Control Policy has partnered with WVU on a pilot project to address substance use at the local level in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. ...more
DHHR’s Interim State Health Officer Named Permanent Leader
02/08/2019
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced the appointment of Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH, as the permanent State Health Officer and Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, effective immediately. ...more
SNAP March Benefits
02/07/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will issue all SNAP benefits for the month of March on March 1, 2019. ...more
DHHR Awards $1 Million in Ryan Brown Funding to Thomas Health
02/07/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has awarded $1 million to Thomas Health to expand substance use disorder (SUD) residential treatment and recovery services in Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Roane counties....more
DHHR Announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
01/30/2019
The WV DHHR today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, and ending February 22, 2019, or until funds are exhausted. ...more
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
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