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DHHR Releases Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Data for 2017
04/11/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today released county-level Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) data for 2017 showing the overall incidence rate of NAS was 50.6 cases per... ...more
DHHR Awards Grant to Prestera to Develop a Quick Response Team
04/02/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy today awarded a $263,000 grant to Prestera Center to establish a Quick Response Team (QRT) program in the Kanawha Valley. ...more
DHHR to Add 48 Child Protective Services Positions
03/29/2018
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced 48 Child Protective Services (CPS) positions will be added across the state....more
DHHR to Evaluate the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s Harm Reduction Program
03/27/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH) has received a request from Dr. Dominic Gaziano, interim health officer at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department...more
Brumage Steps Down as Director of DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy
03/23/2018
Effective today, March 23, 2018, Dr. Michael Brumage has resigned as director of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy. ...more
DHHR Awards Opiate Use Peer Recovery Coaches Funding
03/19/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities has awarded $2.08 million in funding to expand the State’s capacity of opiate use peer recovery coaches. ...more
DHHR Announces Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/08/2018
DHHR today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 12, 2018, and ending Friday, March 16, 2018, or until funds are exhausted. ...more
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
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