Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 02:00 pm

Categories: Public Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends people take precautions against ticks and the diseases they carry.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Categories: Children and families

On any given day, North Dakota’s foster care system supports about 1,450 children, providing temporary care to keep children safe while local supports and services are put in place to help stabilize families and work toward reuniting them.

This May during National Foster Care Month, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is recognizing family caregivers, foster care providers, and others involved in child welfare services, and reminds North Dakotans about ways they can support children and families.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:00 am

Categories: Public Health

As another school year wraps up and families are planning for summer, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure their children are current on immunizations. Many pediatric and family practice clinics throughout the state are already booking wellness and physical activity appointments into the next few months. Making an appointment now ensures that your child is ready for the upcoming school year.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:00 am

An estimated 21,000 North Dakotans are affected by blindness or have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses.*1

North Dakota Health and Human Services will host a 30-minute lunch and learn program on Thursday, May 18, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. CDT, to share information about vision services that can help older adults affected by blindness and serious vision loss remain independent. People can participate online or by telephone.


Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11:20 am

Categories: Public Health

Income eligibility guidelines for the North Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels.  The change increases the amount of income a family can make and still qualify for services. Effective May 1, 2023, a family of four can earn up to $4,625 each month (or $55,500 annually) and meet the new WIC income eligibility requirements. 


Friday, May 12, 2023 at 09:30 am

Categories: Announcement, Closure or Delay

North Dakota Health and Human Services announced that its West Central Human Service Center (WCHSC) and several other offices at its Prairie Hills Plaza location at 1237 W. Divide Ave., in Bismarck, will be closed on Monday, May 15, due to water main repair work.


Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:00 am

Categories: Public Health

With the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency today, North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds North Dakotans about health priorities, early intervention and prevention, and the programs and services that are available to support health and well-being.  


Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:45 am

Categories: Behavioral Health

National Prevention Week is May 7-13. North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division, along with community partners, is raising awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health and resources that are available to all North Dakotans.


Friday, May 5, 2023 at 09:16 am

Categories: Public Health

Income eligibility guidelines for diagnostic and treatment services available through North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) Special Health Services Unit (SHS) have increased based on changes in the federal poverty levels. The change increases the amount of income a family can earn and still qualify for services. Effective May 1, 2023, a family of four can earn up to $55,500 annually (or $4,625 monthly per household) and still meet income eligibility requirements.


Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm

North Dakota Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Money Follows the Person program is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. CDT, to share information and updates on efforts to serve individuals with disabilities at home in their communities.