West Virginia

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News and Announcements

Meet the new CEO and assistant CEO of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
08/19/2015
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling will introduce new CEO Patrick Ryan and assistant CEO Randy Housh of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital at 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015. ...more
DHHR Announces Pilot Program with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College for WV TANF Recipients
08/06/2015
DHHR today announced a partnership with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College uniquely designed for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits....more
State Begins Comprehensive System of Criminal Background Checks on Nursing Home Employees
08/05/2015
West Virginia DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced a new background screening program for long-term care workers in West Virginia, called West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening (WV CARES). ...more
Media Advisory - Announcement of Pilot Program for WV TANF Recipients and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Southern)
08/05/2015
DHHR is partnering with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Southern) to announce the state’s first-ever pilot program for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits toward achieving self-sufficiency. ...more
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

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