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West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
02/16/2018
DHHR Bureau for Public Health is announcing a meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Tuesday, February 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Charleston’s Riggleman Hall Auditorium. ...more
DHHR Receives CMS approval for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Services
02/13/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services has received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) treatment services....more
DHHR to Address Eligibility Qualifications for Social Service Programs
02/13/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced strategies to address eligibility qualifications for social service programs offered by DHHR. ...more
Brumage to Lead DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy
02/05/2018
​Governor Jim Justice today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Brumage as director of DHHR's Office of Drug Control Policy. DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch will oversee the Office of Drug Control Policy....more
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
02/05/2018
DHHR Bureau for Public Health will hold a meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the University of Charleston Ballroom in the Geary Student Union Building. ...more
Jason Frame Selected to Lead the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis
02/02/2018
Today, Jason Frame was named director of the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis by Dr. Rahul Gupta, State Health Officer and Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health. ...more
Recommendations for the State’s Opioid Response Plan Sent to the Governor and Legislature
01/30/2018
DHHR today submitted final recommendations for the State’s Opioid Response Plan to Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature. Governor Justice directed DHHR to utilize all available resources to combat this epidemic....more
DHHR Announces Applications Accepted for Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
01/26/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, January 29, 2018...more
DHHR Announces WVCHIP Funding to Continue
01/26/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) has been funded for six years. ...more
DHHR to Add 20 Slots to Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program
01/24/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Medical Services today announced the Title XIX Wavier for persons with traumatic brain injury will release 20 slots to accommodate those individuals on the wait list as of January 11, 2018. ...more
DHHR Releases 2016 West Virginia Overdose Fatality Analysis
01/23/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) today released the 2016 West Virginia Overdose Fatality Analysis: Healthcare Systems Utilization, Risk Factors, and Opportunities for Intervention. ...more
Johnson to Retire from Office of Drug Control Policy
01/18/2018
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced the retirement of Jim Johnson, director of the DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy, effective January 22, 2018. ...more
DHHR Realizes Cost Savings
01/17/2018
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced major cost savings in the Medicaid program have allowed for a budget reduction of approximately $160 million in general revenue funds for DHHR. ...more
DHHR to Begin Phase One of Federal Waiver to Treat Substance Use
01/16/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced Medicaid recipients will begin receiving the first phase of new services under the West Virginia 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver. ...more
City of Kenova Has Reopened Water Intake on the Big Sandy River; Water Service Is In Process of Being Restored
01/13/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) is announcing the City of Kenova has reopened their water intake on the Big Sandy River following acceptable raw water sampling. ...more
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