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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
DHHR Receives $5.7 million to Support West Virginia Families
10/03/2017
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced federal funding has been awarded in the amount of $5.7 million for the state’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. ...more
DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plan for the Parkersburg Utility Board
09/20/2017
DHHR's Bureau for Public Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, to discuss a draft Source Water Protection Plan for the Parkersburg Utility Board....more
844HELP4WV Celebrates Two Years of Providing Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Assistance
09/12/2017
West Virginia’s 24-hour substance abuse and behavioral health referral and outreach call line, 844HELP4WV, this week celebrates its two-year anniversary....more
Disaster SNAP Applications Accepted Today through September 12 for West Virginians Impacted by July Flooding
09/06/2017
Beginning today, WV DHHR will accept applications to receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits from residents who lived or worked in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties during the July 29, 2017 floods. ...more
DHHR’s Medicaid Commissioner Selected for National Medicaid Leadership Institute
08/31/2017
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced that Cynthia Beane, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Medical Services, is one of six Medicaid directors chosen nationwide to participate in the Medicaid Leadership Institute. ...more
West Virginians Impacted by July Flooding May Qualify for Disaster SNAP Benefits
08/30/2017
DHHR today announced that residents who lived or worked in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties during the July 29, 2017, flooding may be eligible for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (D-SNAP) benefits. ...more
DHHR to Expand Drug Treatment Services to Combat Drug Epidemic
08/21/2017
– The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced it will use $22 million in settlement monies received from drug distributors to combat the drug epidemic in West Virginia. ...more
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