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.

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Monday, October 30, 2023 at 12:45 pm

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Vocational Rehabilitation division has recognized two businesses for supporting an inclusive workforce by hiring, training and inspiring people with disabilities to excel in the workplace.