West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

News and Announcements

DHHR Press Release - DHHR Announces Funding Opportunities for Behavioral Health Services
02/10/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) today announced four requests for applications for the expansion of behavioral health services across the state. ...more
DHHR Announces Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
02/05/2016
WV DHHR today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be accepted beginning Monday, February 8, 2016 and ending Friday, February 12, 2016. ...more
DHHR Press Release - Proposed Legislation Could Generate $7.7 Million and Modernize State's Public Health System
02/02/2016
DHHR announced legislation that will provide increased flexibility for local health departments to maximize the billing of insurance companies and more. ...more
State Health Officer Reminds Residents of Risk of Exertion and Injury While Shoveling Snow
01/25/2016
WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, is urging residents who are shoveling snow to take their time and to be aware of physical limitations that may put themselves at risk for heart attacks or other health-related problems following Winter Storm Jonas. ...more
Shuttle Service will Continue on Tuesday for Employees of Diamond Building and Davis Square from the Parking Garage
01/25/2016
DHHR will be running shuttles between the Parking Garage and the Diamond Building tomorrow due to the snowy sidewalks and streets....more
Monday Morning Status Downtown - Diamond Building, Davis Square Building and Parking Garage
01/24/2016
The Diamond Building, Davis Square Building and Parking Garage will be open on Monday....more
DHHR Media Advisory - Public Health Impact Task Force Meeting - Tuesday, December 22, 2015
12/21/2015
WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, will hold a meeting of the Public Health Impact Task Force (PHITF) on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10 a.m., at the Bureau for Public Health, Center for Threat Preparedness in Charleston, WV. ...more
DHHR Announces Changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents Must Meet Work Requirements
12/21/2015
WV DHHR is reminding Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) in nine counties that they will need to meet a work or education requirement per federal policy in order to continue receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits....more
DHHR Press Release - DHHR Estimates Millions in Savings Due to Privatization Efforts
12/17/2015
WV DHHR is estimating more than $50 million in state and federal taxpayer savings in state fiscal year (SFY) 2016 due to privatization efforts....more
DHHR Press Release - DHHR's Safe at Home WV Project Continues to Progress
12/14/2015
​In October 2015, the West Virginia DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) launched phase one of an innovative pilot project to reduce the State’s reliance on in-state and out-of-state group care for youth ages 12-17 in 11 counties. ...more
Survey Shows Continued Compliance Prohibiting Sale of Tobacco to Minors
12/10/2015
For the 16th consecutive year, West Virginia has been in compliance with federal requirements that limit retail sales of tobacco to minor youth, based on an annual statewide survey....more
DHHR Media Advisory - 2015 Action Planning Summit, West Virginia Management of Maternal Smoking (WV MOMS) Initiative
12/08/2015
West Virginia has the highest prevalence of tobacco use among pregnant women in the nation. ...more
DHHR Media Advisory - Public Health Impact Task Force Meeting - December 9, 2015
12/07/2015
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, December 9, 2015 at 1 p.m., at the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. ...more
DHHR Encourages Residents to Take Steps to Avoid Foodborne Illness
11/24/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) is reminding residents of the importance of proper food preparation and food storage temperatures during the holiday season. ...more
DHHR Announces Request for Applications for Juvenile Victim Offender Mediation Program (New juvenile justice focused programming to expand across West Virginia)
11/23/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families today announced the application period for the Juvenile Victim Offender Mediation Program, designed to support both youth offenders and victims of crime....more
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