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ND State Hospital superintendent resigns; Jones thanks Etherington for service

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 02:36 pm

Categories: Behavioral Health

Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Jones announced that ND State Hospital Superintendent Dr. Rosalie Etherington has resigned. 


HHS updates Dec. 16 office closures and delayed openings

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:19 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services updated its office closures. HHS offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Rolla, Valley City and Williston that directly serve clients will remain closed on Dec. 16 due to ongoing hazardous weather and travel conditions. Offices in Grafton and Grand Forks delayed their opening until 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. 


HHS announces Dec. 16 delayed openings and office closures

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 07:20 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES: Dec. 16, 2022, 7:00 a.m. CT

North Dakota Health and Human Services offices in Fargo, Grafton and Grand Forks will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16. HHS offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown, Minot, Rolla, Valley City and Williston that directly serve clients will remain closed Friday, Dec. 16 due to ongoing hazardous weather and travel conditions. 

Affected offices include six of the agency’s regional human service centers and some satellite and outreach offices, and the agency’s vocational rehabilitation and child support offices in the affected regions. Details appear below. 
 


Agencies team up to prevent impaired driving during the holiday season

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health, Public Health

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Division (BHD) and Vision Zero are teaming up to raise awareness about ways to prevent injuries and deaths resulting from impaired driving during the holiday season. 


HHS offices across ND are closed today, Dec. 15

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 06:50 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES: Dec. 15, 2022, 7:00 a.m. CT

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Health and Human Services offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grafton, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Rolla, Valley City and Williston that directly serve clients will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15 due to ongoing hazardous weather and travel conditions. Affected offices include all eight of the agency’s regional human service centers and their satellite and outreach offices, and the agency’s vocational rehabilitation and child support offices. Details appear below. 


ND Health and Human Services launches new online child care licensing system

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 08:50 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new online licensing system for child care providers. The modern, online system replaces a manual paper process. 


Weather-Related Closures: HHS offices across ND are closed Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 07:00 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grafton, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Rolla, Valley City and Williston will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 14 in response to hazardous weather and travel conditions. Affected offices include all eight of the agency’s regional human service centers and their satellite and outreach offices, and the agency’s vocational rehabilitation and child support offices.


Health and Human Services’ direct service locations in Bismarck will close today at 3 p.m. CT due to winter storm

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

Several North Dakota Health and Human Services offices that provide direct services in Bismarck will close today, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. due to dangerous weather conditions.


Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine recommendation expands to include children ages 6 months through 5 years 

Monday, December 12, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Categories: Public Health

Last week, following authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended expanded use of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 6 months through 5 years.


Task Force invites North Dakotans to participate in survey about services for people with autism spectrum disorder 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 01:15 pm

Categories: Medical Services Division

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Task Force wants to know whether North Dakotans are aware of programs and services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, if individuals’ needs are being met, or if gaps in services and access issues may exist.