Monday, October 2, 2023 at 11:30 am

Categories: Economic Assistance

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that the application window for heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is open today, Oct. 2, through May 31, 2024.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program offered through the state that provides financial help with heating costs for qualifying households. The assistance amount varies based on the number of people living in the household, total household income, heat source, and other factors.

Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:45 am

Categories: Public Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is encouraging all North Dakotans to choose to be immunized against respiratory infections to prevent serious illness.

These infections, which include influenza, respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus (RSV), and COVID-19, can follow a seasonal pattern with more cases in late fall and winter. During the 2022-2023 season, these viruses placed a heavy burden on families and health care systems.

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 05:40 pm

The North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Developmental Disabilities (DD) Section is seeking public comment on the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Traditional Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disability (IID/DD) waiver renewal application. 

Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 09:40 am

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death to children in North Dakota and nationwide. In the last five years, 30 North Dakota children were killed due to motor vehicle crashes. Of those children, 30% were unrestrained. Children who are unrestrained or restrained incorrectly are at much higher risk. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 04:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services is inviting residents to a quarterly update about the state’s efforts to make it easier for North Dakotans with physical disabilities to live at home with in-home help and other community support services on Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. CDT in Bismarck or virtually.

Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Monday, September 11, 2023 at 11:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month this September, North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is encouraging awareness of resources and key actions that can help save lives. While suicide prevention is important year-round, education, promoting compassion, learning and sharing resources during this month can help all North Dakotans be prepared to play an important role in preventing a tragic decision to be made by a struggling individual.

Friday, September 8, 2023 at 09:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

The Office of the First Lady, Office of Recovery Reinvented and North Dakota Health and Human Services' (HHS) Behavioral Health Division is celebrating North Dakotans and their family members in recovery, recognizing the dedicated individuals who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services and supports, and raising awareness about programs and services that can support people to achieve recovery.

Friday, September 1, 2023 at 09:30 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Speak Volumes alcohol awareness campaign, has a new website app that empowers users to make responsible decisions by knowing the alcohol content of beverages.

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 08:46 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

Today, Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is commemorating the day by remembering those lost due to drug overdoses without stigma and recognizing the grief of their family members and friends. The HHS Behavioral Health Division is raising awareness about available prevention resources that can help save North Dakotans’ lives.