Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Children and families

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Children and Family Services initiated an adoption streamlining effort this month to ensure a more timely and safe adoption process for children in foster care who have a permanency goal that includes adoption.


Friday, February 16, 2024 at 05:15 pm

There has been one confirmed case of Hepatitis A in a food worker, possibly exposed following out-of-state travel. No additional cases have been identified at this time.  North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined that people who ate at the University of North Dakota (UND) Memorial Union Chick-fil-A, 3625 Campus Rd., Grand Forks, ND, on the following dates and times, may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, which is a contagious liver infection. 

 


Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 02:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in four babies born with a heart defect has a critical congenital heart defect. Critical congenital heart disease is a group of serious heart conditions present at birth. These conditions may affect the heart’s shape, how it works or both. Birthing facilities in North Dakota are required to screen babies for critical congenital heart disease when they are born. North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) supports these screening efforts to ensure all babies are screened for certain rare, but serious health conditions at birth. 


Monday, February 12, 2024 at 01:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1-4 p.m. CT at the Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo to review and discuss ongoing efforts to serve North Dakotans with disabilities closer to home and outside of institutional settings.  


Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11:00 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Behavioral Health Division reminds North Dakotans that free services are available to those who struggle with gambling. Support is also available for their families.  


Monday, February 5, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is nationally designated as Children’s Dental Health Month. In observance, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) joins dental professionals, health care providers, educators and other partners in promoting good oral health to children, their parents and caregivers, teachers and others.


Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:30 am

Categories: Public Health

February is American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) wants North Dakotans to know their risk factors, especially their blood pressure numbers and actions they can take to support their heart health.


Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 02:30 pm

February is Low Vision Awareness Month  

Workforce development is a key priority for our state. As employers look to find and retain people to fill open positions, one talent pool that should not be overlooked is individuals with disabilities. 


Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 08:30 am

In commemoration of National Energy Assistance Day Feb.1, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is encouraging North Dakotans who are struggling to pay for heating costs to explore options for assistance and services through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).


Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is incentivizing new health care graduates and established health professionals to choose North Dakota as their career location through the department’s latest health care recruitment initiative, Love You to Stay.

Love You to Stay aims to address health care needs in underserved and rural areas by providing avenues of support with partnering agencies that connect health care professionals to promising career opportunities in North Dakota.