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DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/18/2019
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
02/15/2019
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
DHHR’s Interim State Health Officer Named Permanent Leader
02/08/2019
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today announced the appointment of Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH, as the permanent State Health Officer and Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, effective immediately. ...more
SNAP March Benefits
02/07/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will issue all SNAP benefits for the month of March on March 1, 2019. ...more
DHHR Awards $1 Million in Ryan Brown Funding to Thomas Health
02/07/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has awarded $1 million to Thomas Health to expand substance use disorder (SUD) residential treatment and recovery services in Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Roane counties....more
DHHR Announces Low Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
01/30/2019
The WV DHHR today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, and ending February 22, 2019, or until funds are exhausted. ...more
DHHR to Add 200 Slots to IDD Waiver Program
01/22/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Waiver Program will release 200 slots to accommodate individuals on the wait list. ...more
Early Payment of SNAP Benefits
01/15/2019
As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the WV DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families will issue an early release of February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eligible clients. ...more
W.Va. State Fire Marshals investigate deadly Clay fire
01/14/2019
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a deadly fire in the town of Clay that killed four children. ...more
Fire Claims Foster Children’s Lives
01/13/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families confirmed the death of four foster children due to a house fire in Clay, West Virginia. ...more
WIC Announces Change in Soy-Based Infant Formula
01/09/2019
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced a change to the soy-based infant formula provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)....more
Statement Regarding SNAP and WIC During the Partial Federal Government Shutdown
01/09/2019
During the partial federal government shutdown, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), administered by DHHR, will continue....more
Investigation at Welch Community Hospital
12/19/2018
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is investigating alleged patient abuse by an employee at Welch Community Hospital....more
Interim State Health Officer Named
11/07/2018
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today appointed Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH, as Interim State Health Officer and Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, effective November 8, 2018. ...more
New WIC Food List Effective October 1, 2018
09/20/2018
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced new foods available for purchase with the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)....more
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