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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
DHHR Media Advisory - National Infant Immunization Week
04/14/2016
Although West Virginia has one of the highest rates of immunization for school-age children, the state has the lowest rate of infant immunization in the U.S. ...more
Attention SNAP recipients ages 18-49 without dependents and without an exemption in Berkeley, Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Marion, Monongalia, Morgan, and Putnam counties
04/11/2016
Effective April 30, 2016, you must meet a work or education requirement for a monthly average of 20 hours per week in order to continue receiving SNAP benefits....more
DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents
03/28/2016
WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, March 28, 2016, until funds are exhausted. ...more
DHHR Extends Deadline for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
03/18/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today extended the deadline for individuals known as Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents ...more
DHHR Press Release -- State Confirms First Case of Zika Virus
03/10/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) today received laboratory confirmation of the State’s first case of the Zika virus. ...more
DHHR Press Release - DHHR Seeking Applications for Phase Two of Safe at Home West Virginia
03/03/2016
WV DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families, today announced the application period for phase two of Safe at Home West Virginia, an innovative program working to reduce the State’s reliance on in-state and out-of-state group care for youth ages 12-17. ...more
DHHR Announces Extended Application Period for Low Income Energy Assistance Program
02/29/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources today announced a second application period for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning Monday, February 29, 2016 and ending Friday, March 11, 2016. ...more
DHHR Press Release -- Safe at Home Providing 100 Youths an Alternative to Institutional Care
02/16/2016
​An innovative demonstration project is helping children and teens with behavioral health needs thrive in their home communities. ...more
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
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