HHS shares tips and resources supporting health and well-being this summer
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:15 am
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) encourages North Dakotans to have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. With a focus on prevention, health and well-being, we encourage the public to review some summer safety information and learn more about other seasonal health and well-being resources as we head into the warmer months.
Food assistance program to benefit about 45,000 North Dakota children
Monday, May 22, 2023 at 02:30 pmCategories: Economic Assistance
North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and North Dakota Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Jones announced that about 45,000 North Dakota children will be able to receive food assistance this summer.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or P-EBT for short, will benefit two different groups: children ages 0-5 whose households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds, and school-age children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
Cleaning reminders to help prevent hantavirus
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 09:30 amCategories: Public Health
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is encouraging the public to take steps to protect against hantavirus disease. As the weather begins to warm, many people will be cleaning cabins, sheds and other outdoor buildings that have been closed for the winter. These are places that exposure to hantavirus is more likely to occur.
Take Precautions to Prevent Tick Bites
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 02:00 pmCategories: Public Health
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends people take precautions against ticks and the diseases they carry.
May is a time to show support for children and families; explore foster care on May 18 at online panel discussion
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12:00 pmCategories: Children and families
On any given day, North Dakota’s foster care system supports about 1,450 children, providing temporary care to keep children safe while local supports and services are put in place to help stabilize families and work toward reuniting them.
This May during National Foster Care Month, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is recognizing family caregivers, foster care providers, and others involved in child welfare services, and reminds North Dakotans about ways they can support children and families.
Parents are reminded to make sure children are ready for the 2023-24 school year with immunizations
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00 amCategories: Public Health
As another school year wraps up and families are planning for summer, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure their children are current on immunizations. Many pediatric and family practice clinics throughout the state are already booking wellness and physical activity appointments into the next few months. Making an appointment now ensures that your child is ready for the upcoming school year.
HHS to host webinar on vision services that can help older adults who are blind live independently at home
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:00 am
An estimated 21,000 North Dakotans are affected by blindness or have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses.*1
North Dakota Health and Human Services will host a 30-minute lunch and learn program on Thursday, May 18, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. CDT, to share information about vision services that can help older adults affected by blindness and serious vision loss remain independent. People can participate online or by telephone.
WIC Program Announces New Income Levels for Eligibility
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11:20 amCategories: Public Health
Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels. The change increases the amount of income a family can make and still qualify for services. Effective May 1, 2023, a family of four can earn up to $4,625 each month (or $55,500 annually) and meet the new WIC income eligibility requirements.
West Central Human Service Center and adjacent HHS offices will be closed May 15 due to water main repair work
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 09:30 amCategories: Announcement, Closure or Delay
North Dakota Health and Human Services announced that its West Central Human Service Center (WCHSC) and several other offices at its Prairie Hills Plaza location at 1237 W. Divide Ave., in Bismarck, will be closed on Monday, May 15, due to water main repair work.
Health and Human Services focuses on prevention, health and well-being as state moves past pandemic
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:00 amCategories: Public Health
With the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency today, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds North Dakotans about health priorities, early intervention and prevention, and the programs and services that are available to support health and well-being.