Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:00 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that six entities will receive funding to implement evidence-based strategies and best practices to support suicide prevention efforts in the state.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 01:00 am

During April, we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the importance of communities working together to support and strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment. April has also been designated nationally as Baby Safe Haven Awareness Month, a time to recognize safe alternatives to infant abandonment by promoting Safe Haven laws.

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:47 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

In observance of Alcohol Awareness Month, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to highlight the positive changes in the state related to alcohol use.

North Dakota communities are coming together and investing in substance use prevention with a common goal to create safe and healthy individuals, families, businesses and communities. According to the 2021 North Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey, alcohol use among high school students went from 59.2% in 2001 to 23.7% in 2021.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 09:00 am

Categories: Public Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the release of the 2024-2029 State Health Improvement Plan, which was designed through extensive data evaluation and collaboration with a wide range of partners throughout the state.

Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 10:30 am

In recognition of national Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota and North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) are joining parent and family resource centers, local child welfare service providers and other partner agencies in highlighting the importance of working together in communities to serve and support children and families so that child abuse and neglect can be prevented.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that eligible licensed child care providers may receive grant funds for facility improvements, minor renovations, related equipment and services, and costs related to meeting health, safety and licensing needs through the new Facility Improvement Grant.

Monday, March 25, 2024 at 03:45 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that family members who provide extraordinary care to either a child or adult enrolled in an eligible North Dakota (ND) Medicaid 1915(c) waiver may receive payments from the state through the new Family Paid Caregiver pilot program.

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 02:30 pm

The North Dakota Health and Human Services Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton recently received a three-year accreditation from The Council on Quality and Leadership that focused on quality and leadership best practices. The accreditation confirms that the center and The Council on Quality and Leadership philosophies, tools and practices align positively to impact people's lives.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Behavioral Health, Children and families

Child welfare and behavioral health professionals, educators and others who work with children and families to promote strong, stable families will benefit from attending the 2024 North Dakota Family Based Services Conference, April 9-12, at the Holiday Inn of Fargo.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Behavioral Health

Each year, March is recognized nationally as Brain Injury Awareness Month and is a time to acknowledge and support the millions of Americans affected by brain injury. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every year, at least 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. While many people go on to make a full recovery, there are more than five million people in the U.S. living with a permanent brain injury-related disability – that’s one in 60 Americans.