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News and Announcements

New CEO Named for Sharpe Hospital
08/03/2015
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the appointment of Patrick W. Ryan as Chief Executive Office of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, effective August 17, 2015. ...more
DHHR Announces Supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program Payment for August 2015
08/03/2015
DHHR today announced a supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) payment for West Virginia’s elderly residents, disabled residents and low income families who received a regular LIEAP payment this past winter. ...more
Bureau for Children and Families Safe at Home West Virginia Funding Announcement
07/21/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, is now soliciting applications for a new program model: Safe at Home West Virginia (WV)....more
Davis Square Building HVAC Update – Friday, July 17, 2015
07/17/2015
Work on the HVAC system in Davis Square should begin Monday, July 20, 2015. The vendor is confident they can complete the repairs without taking down the HVAC system next week....more
West Virginia WIC Announces New Food List
07/15/2015
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health today announced new foods are available for purchase with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)....more
Media Advisory - Public Health Impact Task Force Meeting
07/14/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) will hold a meeting of the Public Health Impact Task Force (PHITF) on Wednesday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Monongalia County Health Department. ...more
DHHR Announces Funding for Cabell County Syringe Exchange
07/02/2015
The DHHR today announced $10,000 in funding, as well as $10,000 in technical support, to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD) to launch the state’s first-ever Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) pilot project....more
Media Advisory - Announcement of Pilot for Syringe Exchange Program in Cabell County
06/30/2015
DHHR Announcement of Pilot for Syringe Exchange Program in Cabell County ...more
NTP Findings Consistent with Actions Taken During Chemical Spill
06/16/2015
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has completed a series of short-term toxicity studies it conducted over the past year to evaluate chemicals spilled into the Elk River in 2014....more
School Clothing Voucher Applications Accepted July 1-31, 2015
06/15/2015
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting applications July 1, 2015 for school clothing vouchers for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
Now is the Time to Check Your Child’s Immunization Status
06/12/2015
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and Cabin Creek Health Systems today urged parents to check their children’s immunization status...more
Statement from BMS Acting Commissioner Cindy Beane regarding Medicaid Managed Care ruling
06/10/2015
The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) stands firmly opposed to a ruling in favor of a petition for injunctive relief regarding the State Medicaid managed care contracts....more
DHHR Recognizes June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
06/10/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) joins the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services in recognizing June 15, 2015, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. ...more
DHHR Announces New WIC Income Guidelines
06/08/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Nutrition Services today announced new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines...more
WV RN Website Notice
06/05/2015
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses’ website has encountered unexpected technical difficulties and has been taken offline. The new website address is www.wvrnboard.wv.gov....more

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