New features added to online mandated reporter training help professionals report and prevent child abuse and neglect

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 02:00 pm

Categories: Children and families

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, today announced the launch of enhanced interactive online training for mandated reporters.

There are between 1,000 to 1,200 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in North Dakota each year. The training serves as a fundamental tool in informing mandated reporters what to report and how to report concerns about suspected child abuse or neglect.

HHS seeks comments on ND Medicaid Quality Strategy Plan

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 04:00 pm

Categories: Medical Services Division

North Dakota Health and Human Services Medical Services Division is seeking public comment on the 2024 draft of the North Dakota (ND) Medicaid Quality Strategy Plan. The comprehensive plan includes monitoring and ongoing process improvement to ensure ND Medicaid members receive quality health care and services that support their overall health and well-being.

West Central Human Service Center closed today due to water main repair 

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 01:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that the West Central Human Service Center (WCHSC) and several other offices at the Prairie Hills Plaza location at 1237 West Divide Ave., in Bismarck, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 30 for the rest of the day starting at 12 p.m., due to water main repair work. 

HHS encourages eligible schools to apply for student behavioral health grants

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11:30 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

Funds still available for student behavioral health support

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Division is encouraging eligible North Dakota public, private and tribal elementary and secondary schools to apply for the Behavioral Health School Grant program. Special education units and school districts that billed North Dakota Medicaid during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply and use the funds to enhance their behavioral health services and supports for students.

HHS announces the ND Opioid Settlement Fund Grant  

Monday, November 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Division today announced the North Dakota Opioid Settlement Fund Grant and the opportunity to submit applications for grant funding.  

National opioid settlements have been reached with opioid manufacturers and distributers, and North Dakota is one of the many states that participated in these settlements. A requirement for states receiving the settlement funds is the establishment of an advisory committee and utilizing the funds in a way that aligns with Exhibit E of the settlement documents.  

Share gratitude, not foodborne illness, this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 02:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

Roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick due to foodborne diseases each year. Since Thanksgiving is a holiday known for the preparation of large meals to be enjoyed between friends and family, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to remind North Dakotans that preparing and handling food in the correct way is important to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Vocational rehabilitation team members recognized for helping North Dakotans with disabilities achieve their employment goals

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 04:00 pm

North Dakota leads the nation in employment of people with disabilities at 58%. This national distinction is due in part to North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) vocational rehabilitation professionals who helped 737 North Dakotans with disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment in their community last federal fiscal year.

HHS highlights the importance of prevention during Diabetes Awareness Month

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 01:30 pm

Categories: Public Health

An estimated 57,800 adults in North Dakota are living with diabetes and 15,000 may not know it.

This November during Diabetes Awareness Month, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds North Dakotans about the importance of prevention, as well as access to treatment and support services for individuals living with diabetes.

Update on RSV prevention options

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 11:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is encouraging all new and expectant parents to talk with a trusted health care provider about options for preventing respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, commonly referred to as RSV, in infants, ahead of expected case increases and while supplies are potentially limited. 

Money Follows the Person program advisory group to meet Nov. 7 to discuss in-home and community-based services for North Dakotans with disabilities

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 04:30 pm

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Money Follows the Person program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m. CDT, to review and discuss ongoing efforts to serve North Dakotans with disabilities closer to home and outside of institutional settings.