Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 11:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced over half of the state’s 130,000 Medicaid renewals are complete for North Dakotans enrolled in North Dakota (ND) Medicaid or the Medicaid Expansion program. Since April, the human service zone offices have been reviewing eligibility for people whose coverage was temporarily extended because of the COVID-19 public health emergency to ensure members still qualify for coverage. This work will continue through March 2024. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 09:30 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 Thursday, Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m. CT in Bismarck or virtually.   

Monday, December 11, 2023 at 09:30 am

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the agency’s Child Support Section achieved a record high collection rate of 77.4% for the current federal fiscal year.

The collection rate reflects nearly $90 million that parents paid and received of the $116 million of current support that was due in the last year.

This record high excels in comparison to the national average in 2022, which was 64%. Historically, North Dakota has been a national leader in achieving high collection rates, consistently ranking within the top five states.

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 02:00 pm

Categories: Children and families

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota, today announced the launch of enhanced interactive online training for mandated reporters.

There are between 1,000 to 1,200 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in North Dakota each year. The training serves as a fundamental tool in informing mandated reporters what to report and how to report concerns about suspected child abuse or neglect.

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.