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West Virginia Department of Human Services Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Day
06/15/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) joins the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services to prioritize the dignity, safety, and wellbeing of older survivors on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day....more
West Virginia Department of Human Services Issues Summer EBT Cards to Eligible Students
06/14/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), will begin mailing West Virginia Summer EBT (WV-SEBT) benefits to eligible students on June 16, 2024. ...more
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital to Launch Acupuncture Detoxification Therapy Pilot Program
06/13/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health Facilities is pleased to announce an incoming acupuncture pilot program at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital....more
West Virginia Department of Health Facilities Joins with Lawmakers for Next Wave of Tours of State-Run Hospitals
06/12/2024
Lawmakers toured two more state facilities as part of the West Virginia Department of Health Facilities’ ongoing effort to enhance patient care. ...more
West Virginia Department of Health Facilities Announces Significant Progress on Staffing
06/11/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health Facilities (DHF) is pleased to announce the hiring of more than 80 new employees at its state-run facilities....more
Department of Health Facilities Participates in Discussion Focused on Improving Access to Mental Health Services
06/03/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health Facilities (DHF) participated in the West Virginia American College of Healthcare Executives Chapter Discussion....more
DoHS Recognized for State Innovations to Advance Respite Care
05/30/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) has been recognized by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) for its policy strategies shared at the State-Federal Respite Summit....more
West Virginia Department of Health Urges Residents to Protect Against Lyme Disease
05/29/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) is urging residents to take preventive measures against Lyme disease as ticks are more active this time of year....more
West Virginia Department of Health Facilities Hosts Statewide Tour of Facilities for Lawmakers
05/28/2024
The Department of Health Facilities (DHF) continued a statewide tour of its facilities for lawmakers in May with a stop at Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley on Tuesday. ...more
Department of Health Facilities Actively Working with Utility Provider to Address Gas Leak Outside Hopemont Hospital
05/26/2024
The Department of Health Facilities (DHF) is actively working with local utility providers to address a gas leak in an outside line leading to Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta....more
DoHS Releases Statement on Child Death Investigation in Cabell County
05/25/2024
​The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Social Services (BSS) today announced the agency is aware of the death of a three-month-old child on May 24, 2024, in a Cabell County hospital....more
West Virginia WIC Cash Value Benefit for Fresh Produce Can Now Be Used at Farmers Markets
05/22/2024
The West Virginia WIC Program monthly cash value benefits for the purchase of fresh produce will now be accepted at authorized farm stands and farmers markets in addition to WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits beginning on June 1, 2024. ...more
DoHS Secretary Issues Statement on Budget Restoration
05/21/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) Cabinet Secretary, Cynthia Persily, Ph.D., today released the following statement regarding the conclusion of the special session....more
DoHS Secretary Releases Statement Regarding Investigation in Boone County
05/21/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS) Cabinet Secretary, Cynthia Persily, Ph.D., released the following statement on the ongoing investigation into the death of a teenager in Boone County....more
West Virginia Department of Human Services Recognizes National Prevention Week
05/13/2024
The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH), in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), observes National Prevention Week on May 12-18, 2024....more
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