Friday, July 28, 2023 at 10:45 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Money Follows the Person program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, 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. 

Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12:35 pm

Categories: Behavioral Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Behavioral Health Division invites the public to its booth at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, July 21-29, to learn about Parents Lead, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and other behavioral health programs that support the health and well-being of North Dakotans.

Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 08:30 am

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that HHS Deputy Commissioner Sara Stolt has been selected to participate in the 2023 Council of State Governments (CSG) Henry Toll Fellowship.

The Toll Fellowship brings together 47 individuals representing 29 of the states and U.S. territories and from all branches of state government and is considered the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials.

Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10:45 am

Categories: Children and families

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is inviting the public to comment on the state's application for Federal Title V Block Grant funds that support preventive and primary care health services for women and children for the next federal fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30, 2024). 

Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 09:10 am

Categories: Public Health

Bismarck-Mandan area families will be able to participate in a no-cost Gateway to Health event promoting the health and well-being of children, youth and families on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the new Gateway to Science in Bismarck. 

Local companies and organizations are invited to participate as exhibitors and sponsors to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the health of North Dakota’s youth and families in the community. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting virtual 30-minute lunch and learn programs over the noon hour to inform individuals about services that support the health and well-being of North Dakotans as they age. 

The July lunch and learn sessions begin at noon on July 13 and July 27 and feature a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA). On July 13, North Dakotans can learn about Social Security benefits for children. SSA representative Patty Hoffman will share information about eligibility for children under a parent’s record, benefits for children with disabilities, applying to be a representative payee and reporting responsibilities.  

Friday, July 7, 2023 at 09:30 am

The 22nd annual Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference, titled “Honoring the Past, Healing the Present, Shaping the Future,” will be held July 25-27, at Sky Dancer Casino and Resort in Belcourt, N.D.  

Hosted by the Native American Training Institute (NATI), in partnership with North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services Section, the conference features experts on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as training for professionals on topics including family preservation, human trafficking in indigenous communities, and ethics.  

Friday, June 30, 2023 at 08:35 am

Categories: Children and families, Medical Services Division

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, providers and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide public comments on the proposed renewal of the Medicaid autism spectrum disorder waiver.  

The waiver provides services to eligible children and supports parents in their efforts to maximize their child’s development, while also preventing out-of-home placements. 

Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 03:30 pm

Many North Dakotans may have plans this Independence Day holiday to enjoy the summer weather with picnics, recreational activities, fireworks and other activities.

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) offers some helpful tips and reminders for North Dakotans who may be celebrating our nation’s independence this weekend through the fourth of July.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 11:00 am

Categories: Economic Assistance

As summer heats up, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds residents that cooling assistance is available to qualifying households to help with the cost of purchasing or repairing air conditioners and other cooling devices.  

To participate, households must qualify financially for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as heating assistance, which serves households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income.