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DHHR to Conduct Post-Flood Surveys in Greenbrier and Kanawha Counties
07/28/2016
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WV DHHR, Bureau for Public Health, will conduct a community health assessment for public health emergency response (CASPER) of households in Greenbrier and Kanawha counties....more
DHHR Develops Plan to Transform West Virginia’s Health Care System with Support from WVU
07/27/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia University School of Public Health today released a major plan to improve the state’s health care system....more
Disaster SNAP Benefits Explained
07/25/2016
Residents who are not normally eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) may qualify for Disaster SNAP due to disaster-related changes....more
Empowerment Expo to be held in McDowell County
07/21/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is partnering with the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs to host an empowerment expo in McDowell County on August 12, 2016 at the Welch National Guard Armory. ...more
West Virginians Impacted by Flooding May Qualify for Disaster SNAP Benefits
07/20/2016
DHHR today announced that residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties during the June 23, 2016, flooding may be eligible for D-SNAP benefits. ...more
DHHR Announces First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in a Pregnant Woman
07/19/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health is reporting the state’s first case of Zika virus occurring in a pregnant woman, bringing the total of confirmed Zika virus cases in West Virginia to eight. ...more
School Clothing Allowance Vouchers with Incorrect Date to be Accepted at Participating Stores
07/14/2016
DHHR inadvertently mailed out approximately 80,000 school clothing allowance vouchers with an incorrect expiration date of October 31, 2015, instead of October 31, 2016. Participating stores will accept the misprinted vouchers....more
DHHR Announces Supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program Payment for July 2016
07/11/2016
DHHR today announced a supplemental Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) payment for West Virginia’s elderly residents, disabled residents and low income families who received a regular LIEAP payment this past winter. ...more
DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for Jefferson Utilities, Inc.
07/08/2016
DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for Jefferson Utilities, Inc. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016....more
DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for Berkeley County Public Service W
07/07/2016
DHHR will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to discuss draft Source Water Protection Plans for Berkeley County Public Service Water District’s Bunker Hill and Potomac River Water Treatment Plants. ...more
DHHR Announces Extended Reporting Period for SNAP Replacement
07/01/2016
DHHR Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the USDA granted a waiver of the 10 day reporting requirement for households requesting replacement SNAP benefits lost in the mass flooding and mud slides that occurred on June 23, 2016. ...more
DHHR Warns Residents of Possible Mold Exposure during Clean Up
06/30/2016
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Heath is encouraging residents in areas impacted by flooding to be aware of the effects of exposure to mold during the clean up process....more
Unsafe Use of Generators and Grills Can Lead to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
06/29/2016
Many residents turn to gasoline generators, gas or charcoal grills and camp stoves during extensive power outages and clean up following extensive flooding. ...more
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 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
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