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West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting, Thursday, Dec. 14 in Morgantown
12/13/2017
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health will hold a meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 14, at West Virginia University’s National Research for Coal and Energy facility in Morgantown....more
West Virginia Adult Smoking Prevalence Significantly Declines from 2011 to 2016
12/12/2017
According to data from the the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health a significant decline has been achieved in the number of adults who smoke in West Virginia. ...more
DHHR Announces Award for Integrated Eligibility System
12/05/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced a contract award to Optum for an Integrated Eligibility System to consolidate and replace three current systems in the Department....more
DHHR Awards $20.8 Million in Ryan Brown Funding
12/04/2017
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced more than $20.8 million in funding has been awarded to nine substance use disorder programs to expand residential treatment services across West Virginia....more
DHHR Announces Development of Response to Opioid Abuse
11/30/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced steps to develop an opioid response plan through public engagement and a partnership with regional and national experts to combat the opioid epidemic....more
DHHR to Participate in Flu Event at WV Health Right
11/29/2017
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health will kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week in a public event Friday, December 1, at 10:30 a.m. at West Virginia Health Right in Charleston, WV. ...more
DHHR Announces Funding for Harm Reduction Programs
11/28/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced $600,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 11 health care entities across West Virginia to support harm reduction program efforts. ...more
DHHR Implements Drug Screening Requirements for TANF Applicants
10/30/2017
The West Virginia DHHR today announced the implementation of drug screening for applicants of West Virginia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, also known as WV WORKS, began October 23, 2017. ...more
President’s Declaration on Public Health Emergency - Opioids
10/26/2017
Statement by Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), regarding President Donald Trump’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency:...more
Simpson Named CEO of Welch Community Hospital
10/23/2017
​West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today appointed Mark Simpson as chief executive officer of Welch Community Hospital, McDowell County’s only acute care facility....more
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Online Survey Available for Potential Patients
10/18/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) today announced a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis. ...more
Federal Grant Awarded to Support Children and Families Affected by Substance Use
10/12/2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has awarded $3 million over a five-year period for a joint project to help families and children affected by substance use. ...more
DHHR’s Medicaid Program to Expand Substance Use Treatment and Services
10/10/2017
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced the approval of a Medicaid waiver which will allow West Virginia to expand substance use treatment and services for Medicaid members. ...more
DHHR to Receive $1.9 Million in Final Mylan Settlement
10/10/2017
DHHR Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced it will receive more than $1.9 million in restitution and other recovery from a previously reported settlement agreement between the State of West Virginia and Mylan Inc....more
DHHR’s Office of Inspector General Receives Federal Grant
10/05/2017
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced its Office of Inspector General has been awarded more than $272,000 by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to educate those receiving SNAP benefits on fraud prevention. ...more
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