Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that employees of licensed child care programs in North Dakota will be able to apply to receive help with paying for child care costs for children up to 12 years of age through the Child Care Workforce Benefit beginning June 1.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 01:00 am

Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. Because many different car seats are on the market, parents may need assistance finding a car seat that is right for their child and learning how to correctly install it. Help is available throughout North Dakota. Most birthing hospitals and community partner organizations offer car seat education classes in their communities.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 09:00 am

Categories: Public Health

Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, is National Women’s Health Week. This week, May 12-18, aims to highlight women’s health issues and encourage women of all ages to prioritize their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) joins its federal partners in the Office on Women’s Health to encourage women to make sure they are current on preventive health screenings and exams and understand how they can improve their health.

Monday, May 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Registration is live, and families are encouraged to register for the FREE Gateway to Health event on Aug. 10 at North Dakota’s Gateway to Science in Bismarck.

Organized by North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), Bismarck State College (BSC) and North Dakota’s Gateway to Science, the event promotes the health and well-being of children, families and community members while featuring hands-on activities, free access to Gateway to Science’s exhibits, Hands-Only CPR training, the opportunity to sign-up for services and more. Emergency equipment will be on display for participants to get an up-close learning experience and local food trucks will set up for business.

Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10:00 am

North Dakota Health and Human services (HHS) recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month. HHS is highlighting the importance of mental health and sharing resources that can help North Dakotans improve their overall health and well-being.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 11:00 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) encourages North Dakotans to recognize the resiliency and perseverance of children involved in the state’s foster care system and those who have shown unwavering dedication and support of the child welfare system in observance of North Dakota’s Children’s Foster Care Month and the National Foster Care Month this May.

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 01:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, May 7, 1-4 p.m. CT at the Northeast Human Service Center in Grand Forks, 151 S. Fourth St., Suite 401, to review and discuss ongoing efforts to serve North Dakotans with disabilities closer to home and outside of institutional settings.  

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:30 am

Categories: Public Health

Income eligibility guidelines for diagnostic and treatment services available through North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) have increased due to changes in federal poverty levels. A family can earn more now and still qualify for services. Effective May 1, a family of four can earn up to $57,720 annually (or $4,810 monthly per household) and meet qualifying income requirements.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

With the first ticks of the year already being spotted in the state, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking North Dakotans to be aware of ticks and the diseases they carry including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 09:40 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) announced 21 recipients of the Children’s Behavioral Health Service Grants through the Behavioral Health Division’s System of Care initiative. The funding will support the implementation of community-based, youth and family driven and culturally responsive services and supports for children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral health conditions and their families. HHS will award approximately $3.4 million through September 2025.