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DHHR Press Release -- School Clothing Allowance Applications Accepted July 1-31, 2016
06/28/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting school clothing allowance applications July 1, 2016, for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. ...more
DHHR Press Release -- DHHR Urges Caution in Use of Chain Saws
06/28/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Heath is encouraging residents in areas impacted by flooding to use caution and be aware of the risk of chain saw injury during tree or debris removal....more
DHHR Press Release -- Mosquito Bite Prevention is Important during Flood Clean Up
06/27/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is encouraging residents to take mosquito bite precautions while conducting flood clean up. ...more
Emergency Services during Flooding
06/24/2016
If you have friends/family that are unaccounted for during recent flooding in West Virginia, please notify the county emergency manager http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/Important%20Contact%20Numbers/Pages/default.aspx.20Numbers/Pages/default.aspx....more
Flood Clean Up Precautions Reduce Illness
06/24/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is encouraging residents to take precautions while returning to their homes to begin clean up to reduce injury and illness. ...more
DHHR Press Release -- State Health Officer Provides Food Safety Reminders Following Flooding
06/24/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is urging residents to use caution when using food following power outages or after being exposed to flood waters. ...more
DHHR Press Release -- Tetanus Vaccine May Be Needed for Flood Clean-Up Effort
06/24/2016
As clean-up efforts are underway, DHHR, Bureau for Public Health is reminding residents to check their immunization status to ensure they are protected against tetanus, in addition to protecting existing wounds from infection. ...more
Phone Outage
06/23/2016
DHHR’s One Davis Square, including the Cabinet Secretary’s Office, is having difficulties with its phone system in receiving incoming calls. If you are experiencing problems, please contact Customer Services at 1-877-716-1212....more
DHHR Press Release -- DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plan for Claywood Park PSD
06/16/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to discuss Claywood Park PSD’s draft Source Water Protection Plan. ...more
DHHR Press Release - Check Your Child's Immunization Status
06/13/2016
Health officials with the WV DHHR Bureau for Public Health are urging parents to have their children’s immunization status reviewed early in the summer in order to be prepared for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. ...more
DHHR Press Release - Celebrating Infant Mental Health Week with Project LAUNCH
05/16/2016
DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, today announced a community awareness celebration to be held May 16-21, 2016, in conjunction with Infant Mental Health Week. ...more
DHHR Press Release - Hotline Leads to Additional Cases of Hepatitis C Detected - Expanded Patient Notification Issued
05/09/2016
DHHR Bureau for Public Health is expanding patient notification for persons who may have received a stress test at the Raleigh Heart Clinic with injectable medications prior to March 1, 2012, following the detection of additional cases of hepatitis C. ...more
DHHR Press Release - DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plan for Morgantown Utility Board
05/09/2016
DHHR Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 12, 2016 to discuss the Morgantown Utility Board’s draft Source Water Protection Plan. ...more
DHHR Press Release - DHHR Announces Closure of Applications for Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
04/26/2016
DHHR Bureau for Children and Families Commissioner Nancy Exline today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will no longer be accepted after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016, due to an exhaustion of funds. ...more
DHHR Press Release - National Infant Immunization Week is April 16-23, 2016 - Health Officials Share Importance of Infant Vaccinations
04/18/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) joins partners across the country and the world to celebrate national Infant Immunization Week, April 16-23, 2016....more
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