West Virginia

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Health & Human Resources

News and Announcements

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
Kimberly A. Walsh Named as Acting CEO of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
12/04/2014
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Walsh as Acting Chief Executive Officer of William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, effective December 4, 2014....more
Dr. Rahul Gupta to Lead DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health
12/04/2014
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the appointment of Dr. Rahul Gupta as Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer, effective January 1, 2015. ...more
Change the Future WV Program to Honor Community Leaders
12/02/2014
Change the Future West Virginia will recognize community leaders who have supported the program’s goals and objectives at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 3, at Stonewall Resort and Conference Center in Roanoke, West Virginia. ...more
Pregnant Mothers Urged to Get Flu Shot
10/21/2014
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Division of Immunization Services is urging pregnant women in West Virginia to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their unborn babies against the flu. ...more
CDC Presents Top Honors to West Virginia Immunization Program
10/10/2014
More teens and adults benefiting from several potentially life-saving vaccines...more
Health Officer Says Mammogram Saved Her Life
10/06/2014
DHHR program offers free or low-cost mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap tests...more
DHHR Receives $3.6 Million for Youth Suicide Prevention
10/03/2014
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities has been awarded a $3.6 million Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal Suicide Prevention grant...more
DHHR Requires Reporting of Acute Neurologic Illness
10/01/2014
Officials with the Bureau for Public Health today filed an order requiring health care providers and health care facilities to report to the State DHHR all cases of acute neurologic illness with focal limb weakness...more
DHHR Confirms Four Cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in West Virginia
09/22/2014
Health officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources today said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed four (4) cases of Enterovirus EV-D68 in West Virginia...more
Public Health Progressing with Implementation of SB373: Stakeholders are engaged in Source Water Protection Plan development tools
09/19/2014
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the Bureau for Public Health’s progress in the implementation of public health requirements of Senate Bill 373...more
DHHR Purchasing Office Globally Recognized for Excellence
09/17/2014
DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling is pleased to announce the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Purchasing Office is the first West Virginia state agency to reach 100% certification......more
DHHR Wraps Up Meeting with CDC
09/12/2014
Officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health wrapped up their 3-day meeting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...more
WV DHHR Meets with CDC to Protect the Health of Citizens
09/11/2014
Continuing discussions about monitoring for possible health effects...more

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