West Virginia

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News and Announcements

DHHR to Participate in National Academy for TANF Program
05/15/2015
Nancy Exline, Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) today announced it has been selected to ...more
First Responder Educators to Receive Training on Naloxone
05/12/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health today announced training for those who will be teaching first responders how to administer Naloxone to individuals suspected of an opioid overdose. ...more
Power Restored to DHHR Diamond Building
05/08/2015
Power has been restored to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Diamond Building....more
DHHR Diamond Building Affected by Power Outage
05/07/2015
DHHR Diamond Building Affected by Power Outage...more
Changes Made to the Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver Application
05/05/2015
​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) has finalized changes to the five-year renewal application for the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Waiver. ...more
DHHR Announces Closure of Applications
04/29/2015
WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will no longer be accepted after 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015, due to an exhaustion of funds. ...more
WV Education Official Receives CDC Recognition
04/23/2015
Rebecca King, a State School Nurse Consultant and Section 504 Coordinator of the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Programs, has been recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......more
National Infant Immunization Week is April 18-25, 2015
04/20/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources joins partners across the country and the world to celebrate national Infant Immunization week, April 18-25, 2015....more
Proposed Changes to Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver
04/09/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Medical Services (BMS), has posted for public comment a draft five-year renewal application for the Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver (IDDW). ...more
Medicaid Card Changing from Monthly to Annual Card April 1
03/30/2015
​ The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) reminds members and providers that the distribution of an annual Medicaid card for members, as opposed to a monthly card....more
Motion Regarding Rocco Zuccaro
03/27/2015
Statement from Karen L. Bowling, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, regarding the court order of Mr. Rocco Jesse Zuccaro to return to William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital....more
DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/26/2015
WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 30, 2015 until funds are exhausted....more
During National Nutrition Month® WIC Encourages Healthy Lifestyles
03/16/2015
During the month of March, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is encouraging residents to return to the basics of healthy eating as part of National Nutrition Month. ...more
DHHR, Education Oppose Weakening of State’s Immunization Laws
03/10/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Department of Education support Senate Bill 286 which firms up the state’s current immunization law, but oppose proposed House amendments....more
WV Health Innovation Collaborative Maps New Vision for Healthy Citizens
03/04/2015
In 2014, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources formed the West Virginia Health Innovation Collaborative to map a new strategic vision for a healthy and prosperous West Virginia. ...more

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