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DHHR Accepting Comments on DOJ Implementation Plan
01/22/2020
DHHR is now accepting public comments on the implementation plan developed as a result of the partnership with the US Department of Justice Comments will be received until February 6, 2020. ...more
DHHR Announces New Breastfeeding Support App for WIC Participants
01/15/2020
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health is working to improve nutrition for babies and mothers with Pacify, an app that provides 24/7 breastfeeding support for participants of the WV Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). ...more
DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy Launches Overdose Data Dashboard
01/15/2020
DHHR Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) today announced the launch of its interactive Overdose Data Dashboard. ...more
DHHR Announces Changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents Must Meet Work Requirements
12/20/2019
DHHR is reminding Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) in 36 counties of a work or educational requirement to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. ...more
DHHR Files Motion to Dismiss Child Welfare Lawsuit
11/26/2019
DHHR today filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of WV a motion to dismiss the complaint filed in Jonathan R. et al. v. Justice et al. (Case No. 19-cv-00710)....more
Medical Cannabis Permit Applications to Open December 19
11/19/2019
DHHR Bureau for Public Health today announced its Office of Medical Cannabis will begin accepting permit applications for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories on December 19, 2019....more
DHHR Releases Kinship Care Families Study
11/18/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) today released a Study of Kinship Care Families. ...more
West Virginia CHIP Announces Maternity Services Coverage
11/12/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP) has added coverage for maternity services. ...more
Foster Care Managed Care Organization Selected
11/05/2019
DHHR today announced Aetna Better Health of West Virginia has been selected to serve as the Managed Care Organization (MCO) for the specialized managed care program for children and youth in adoption and foster care placement. ...more
DHHR Accepting Comments on Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disorders Policy Manual
11/04/2019
DHHR is now accepting public comments on the new Children with Serious Emotional Disorder Waiver policy manual until December 1, 2019....more
DHHR Appoints Pamela M. Woodman-Kaehler as West Virginia’s Foster Care Ombudsman
10/28/2019
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced the appointment of Pamela M. Woodman-Kaehler as the Foster Care Ombudsman for West Virginia, effective October 28, 2019. ...more
Workshop to be held on Substance Use Detoxification
10/22/2019
DHHR will host a workshop on substance use detoxification for crisis stabilization and residential treatment providers who provide detoxification services. ...more
Public Forums to be held on the West Virginia Substance Use Response Plan
10/10/2019
DHHR's Office of Drug Control Policy and the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment is hosting six regional public forums to allow residents to review and provide comment to the West Virginia Substance Use Response Plan. ...more
DHHR Announces New Education Assistance Program for Therapists and Counselors
10/07/2019
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is working to address a state and national shortage of medical professionals with a new financial assistance initiative....more
Sharpe Hospital Earns CMS Recertification
09/11/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced that William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital (Sharpe) has been readmitted to the Medicare program through the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ...more
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