West Virginia

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State Health Officer Issues Strong Recommendation for Food Service and Restaurant Owners in Kanawha and Putnam Counties to Have Their Employees Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A
05/23/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health has requested the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department provide hepatitis A vaccination clinics for restaurant and food service employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties....more
DHHR Announces Funding Availability for LEAD Programs
05/15/2018
DHHR today announced funding availability totaling $600,000 to expand the statewide capacity of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programs....more
DHHR Announces Funding Availability for Collegiate Recovery Programs
05/15/2018
DHHR today announced funding availability totaling $100,000 to expand the statewide capacity of recovery resources for adults in educational environments through Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs). ...more
DHHR Intensifies Hepatitis A Prevention Efforts in Kanawha and Putnam Counties
05/11/2018
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced enhanced efforts to work with local health officials in Kanawha and Putnam counties as part of the hepatitis A outbreak response....more
DHHR Announces Funding Availability for Quick Response Teams
05/10/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced funding availability totaling $750,000 to expand the statewide capacity of Quick Response Teams (QRTs). ...more
Bureau for Child Support Enforcement Implements Online Application for Services
05/07/2018
The WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Child Support Enforcement (BCSE), today announced the implementation of a new interactive online application to apply for services ...more
DHHR Awards Funding for Recovery Residences
04/27/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Office of Drug Control Policy has awarded $140,000 to the West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences, Inc. (WVARR) to support recovery residences across West Virginia....more
West Virginia Selected to Participate in the National Governors Association’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Workshop
04/25/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health is one of six states selected to participate in the National Governors Association (NGA) workshop to further strengthen public health emergency preparedness and response efforts. ...more
DHHR Awards Funding to Marshall Research Corporation for Substance Abuse Project
04/25/2018
DHHR, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities has awarded $332,601 to Marshall Research Corporation from a State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis supplemental grant. ...more
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
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