Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:15 amCategories: 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.
HHS announces speakers and exhibitions at Gateway to Health event for Bismarck Mandan families at Gateway to Science Aug. 26
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 08:30 pm
The Gateway to Health event will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 Community participants will have FREE access to the North Dakota Gateway to Science exhibits for their registered two-hour time slot and access to interactive health booths and exhibitors. IMPORTANT: attendees must be preregistered to attend the event.
HHS announces TANF modernization effort aimed at increasing accessibility to resources during critical times of need
Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 08:20 amCategories: Economic Assistance
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program’s standard of need will increase to 50% of the federal poverty level beginning Aug. 1. The increase comes in conjunction with the removal of the Pay After Performance requirement that came into effect on July 1, as part of an overall modernization effort.
Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee to hold listening session Aug. 22 in Bismarck to discuss strategies to combat opioid misuse
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 01:00 pmCategories: Behavioral Health
North Dakota’s Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee will hold a listening session on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. CDT, to gather ideas on how to make a positive impact on the state’s system of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services targeting opioid misuse and addiction.
Friday, August 11, 2023Categories: Behavioral Health, Children and families, Economic Assistance, Immunization, Public Health
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends some back-to-school health and well-being practices to support strong, stable families and vibrant communities.
Registration open for HHS Behavioral Health and Children and Family Services Conference Oct. 24-26 in Bismarck and virtually
Wednesday, August 9, 2023Categories: Behavioral Health, Children and families
Registration is now open for North Dakota Health and Human Services Behavioral Health and Children and Family Services Conference Oct. 24-26 at the Bismarck Event Center or virtually by an online livestream for behavioral health and child care professionals. A preconference session on ethics starts at 1 p.m. CDT on Oct. 23.
HHS announces 2023 grants open for Title IV-E prevention services that stabilize families and reduce foster care
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the Children and Family Services Section has $700,000 available in 2023 for grant funding for agencies and professionals to become trained in and provide approved, evidence-based Title IV-E prevention services. Approved services focus on behavioral health and in-home parent skill-based programs supporting family stability and preventing children from entering foster care. The grants will be open until all funds are allocated or the deadline of Dec. 31, whichever comes first.
Car seat checkups can help parents keep kids safe on the way. Visit HHS.nd.gov to find checkup events near you
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 11:30 am
Parents and other caregivers care about keeping children safe while they play. North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) and their partners sponsor free local car seat checkups to help caregivers keep their children safe on the way when riding in vehicles.
Money Follows the Person program advisory group to meet Aug. 8 to discuss in-home and community-based services for North Dakotans with disabilities
Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:45 am
North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Money Follows the Person program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, 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.
HHS to highlight Parents Lead, 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and other behavioral health resources at ND State Fair in Minot, July 21-29
Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12:35 pmCategories: Behavioral Health
North Dakota Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Behavioral Health Division invites the public to its booth at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, July 21-29, to learn about Parents Lead, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and other behavioral health programs that support the health and well-being of North Dakotans.