HHS seeks input on HCBS Traditional IID/DD waiver renewal application

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 05:40 pm

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Developmental Disabilities (DD) Section is seeking public comment on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disability (IID/DD) waiver renewal application. 

Child passenger safety technicians can help caregivers keep their children safe

Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 09:40 am

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death to children in North Dakota and nationwide. In the last five years, 30 North Dakota children were killed due to motor vehicle crashes. Of those children, 30% were unrestrained. Children who are unrestrained or restrained incorrectly are at much higher risk. 

Meeting on expanding in-home care options for people with physical disabilities is this week 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 04:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services is inviting residents to a quarterly update about the state’s efforts to make it easier for North Dakotans with physical disabilities to live at home with in-home help and other community support services on Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. CDT in Bismarck or virtually.

Olson appointed as State Hospital Superintendent 

Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm

HHS recommends Safety Plan and resources, including 988 Lifeline, during National Suicide Prevention Month

Monday, September 11, 2023 at 11:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month this September, North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is encouraging awareness of resources and key actions that can help save lives. While suicide prevention is important year-round, education, promoting compassion, learning and sharing resources during this month can help all North Dakotans be prepared to play an important role in preventing a tragic decision to be made by a struggling individual.

HHS encourages North Dakotans to celebrate Recovery in September

Friday, September 8, 2023 at 09:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

The Office of the First Lady, Office of Recovery Reinvented and North Dakota Health and Human Services' (HHS) Behavioral Health Division is celebrating North Dakotans and their family members in recovery, recognizing the dedicated individuals who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services and supports, and raising awareness about programs and services that can support people to achieve recovery.

Aiming to drink responsibly this Labor Day weekend? We’ve got an app for that.

Friday, September 1, 2023 at 09:30 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Speak Volumes alcohol awareness campaign, has a new website app that empowers users to make responsible decisions by knowing the alcohol content of beverages.

International Overdose Awareness Day: Aug. 31

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 08:46 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

Today, Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is commemorating the day by remembering those lost due to drug overdoses without stigma and recognizing the grief of their family members and friends. The HHS Behavioral Health Division is raising awareness about available prevention resources that can help save North Dakotans’ lives.

Parents Lead offers support in ensuring children have a successful return to school

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 03:45 pm

As children head back into the classroom and restart their routines, Parents Lead is reminding parents and caregivers of the different tools and resources it provides to help navigate the emotional responses that children and teenagers have during this exciting and stressful time.  

Increase of West Nile Virus cases reported in North Dakota

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:15 am

Categories: Public Health

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has seen a rise in reported West Nile virus (WNV) cases in recent weeks. State health officials are reminding people to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites that can cause WNV infection. 

As of Aug. 22, North Dakota reported nine human WNV cases, with additional cases pending further results. Of the nine cases, eight were hospitalized, and seven were neuroinvasive cases. In addition to human cases, three birds and 22 mosquito pools have also tested positive for WNV.