West Virginia

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Sharpe Hospital Earns CMS Recertification
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
Gov. Justice - DHHR Data Suggests West Virginia Overdose Deaths Appear to be Declining
After several years of steady increases, DHHR today released preliminary data on 2018 fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia that suggest a leveling off or slight decrease in the total number of overdose deaths. ...more
School Clothing Allowance Applications Accepted through July 31, 2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications on Monday, July 1, 2019, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
DHHR Announces New WIC Income Guidelines
DHHR, Office of Nutrition Services, today announced new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). ...more
DHHR Partners with US Department of Justice on Child Welfare Reform
DHHR today entered into a partnership with the US Department of Justice by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to serve children with serious mental health conditions....more
DHHR to Host CDC for Tips From Former Smokers Campaign
DHHR to Host CDC for Tips From Former Smokers Campaign...more
DHHR Announces Request for Applications for Homeless Services
DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families today announced a request for applications for entities interested in developing, maintaining, and supervising homeless shelters, services, and programs throughout the state. ...more
West Virginia Selected for National Pilot to Create a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs
West Virginia has been chosen as one of five states to partner with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation of addiction, on the development and implementation of a rating system for addiction treatment programs...more
DHHR Accepting Comments on Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disorders
DHHR Bureau for Medical Services is now accepting public comments on the new Children with Serious Emotional Disorder Waiver (CSEDW) until May 23, 2019. ...more
DHHR Announces Request for Applications for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs
DHHR Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) is broadening the continuum of services for youth ages 12-21 in the legal custody of DHHR through Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP). ...more
DHHR to Host Peer Recovery Support Services Conference
DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health will host the West Virginia Peer Recovery Support Services Conference on April 16-17, 2019 in Flatwoods, West Virginia. ...more
West Virginia Family Health Elects to Not Renew its West Virginia Medicaid Contract
West Virginia Family Health (WVFH) has announced its intention to not renew its West Virginia Medicaid managed care contract, effective June 30, 2019. ...more
DHHR Awarded $14.6 Million to Combat Opioids
DHHR will receive $14.6 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. The funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and effective social supports. ...more
DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
DHHR today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Emergency Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 25, 2019, and ending Friday, March 29, 2019, or until funds have been exhausted. ...more
DHHR and WVU to Implement Drug Epidemic Pilot Project in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties
DHHR's Office of Drug Control Policy has partnered with WVU on a pilot project to address substance use at the local level in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. ...more
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