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Health Officials Share Importance of Heart Disease Awareness
02/27/2015
Health officials with DHHR and Thomas Memorial Hospital today reminded residents about the importance of cardiovascular disease...more
Change in Medicaid Card to Save $2.5 Million
02/26/2015
DHHR Bureau for Medical Services today announced the distribution of an annual Medicaid card for members, as opposed to a monthly card which has been used since the start of the Medicaid program....more
Conserve Water Advisory for Montgomery and Cedar Grove Water Systems
02/16/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health today announced water intakes in Montgomery and Cedar Grove have been closed following a train derailment that occurred in Fayette County. ...more
Collaboration Seeks to Improve Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries
01/28/2015
A unique partnership was launched on January 1, 2015 to provide additional help to Medicaid beneficiaries in West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services and Partners in Health Network, Inc......more
Health Officials Share Importance of Cervical Cancer Screening and Vaccine
01/26/2015
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Women and Children’s Hospital today reminded residents about the seriousness of cervical cancer during an awareness event.....more
Second Round of Tests on Coal River Foam Indicate Substance is Likely Natural Occurrence
01/24/2015
A second set of water samples on a white foam substance observed in the Coal River tested negative today for soap or other harmful materials. ...more
Testing Results for Lincoln County PSD and City of St. Albans Water System
01/23/2015
The West Virginia Department of the Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Laboratory Services has initial test results back on the drinking water or what is commonly called “the treated water”.. ...more
Water Advisory for Lincoln County PSD and City of St. Albans Water System
01/23/2015
​The DHHR Bureau for Public Health, along with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is investigating foam observed on the surface of the Coal River, which prompted the closing of the intakes......more
DHHR Program Helps Prevent Cervical Cancer
01/20/2015
DHHR today reminded residents about the seriousness of cervical cancer as part of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP). ...more
DHHR Announces Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
01/12/2015
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, January 26, 2015 and ending Friday, February 6, 2015. ...more
Top Health and Education Officials Partner to Prevent the Spread of the Flu
01/05/2015
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling and State Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Martirano today announced a partnership in education efforts to fight the flu in West Virginia’s schools. ...more
West Virginia’s Top Health Official Urges Steps to Prevent Spread of Flu Outbreak
01/02/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is urging everyone to take extra precautions before school starts next week to prevent the spread of the flu....more
Survey Shows Continued Compliance Prohibiting Sale of Tobacco to Minors
12/11/2014
Results from the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) annual statewide survey indicate that 87.8 percent of retailers inspected did not sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18 during 2014. ...more
National Influenza Vaccination Week December 7-13, 2014
12/05/2014
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Division of Immunization Services is encouraging individuals to get their flu shot as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 7-13. ...more

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