West Virginia

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News and Announcements

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
Statement from BMS Acting Commissioner Cindy Beane regarding Medicaid Managed Care ruling
06/10/2015
The Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) stands firmly opposed to a ruling in favor of a petition for injunctive relief regarding the State Medicaid managed care contracts....more
DHHR Recognizes June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
06/10/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families (BCF) joins the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services in recognizing June 15, 2015, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. ...more
DHHR Announces New WIC Income Guidelines
06/08/2015
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Nutrition Services today announced new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) income eligibility guidelines...more
WV RN Website Notice
06/05/2015
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses’ website has encountered unexpected technical difficulties and has been taken offline. The new website address is www.wvrnboard.wv.gov....more
Statement from DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling in Response to the U.S. Department of Justice Report
06/02/2015
Within a matter of days of being appointed as Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) in July 2013, I was tasked with a comprehensive review of my department based on an audit of DHHR conducted in 2012....more
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

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