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Heather Steffl, 701-328-4933, for issues relating to Aging, Autism services, Behavioral Health Services (including the Behavioral Health Division, Regional Human Service Centers, and the State Hospital), Developmental Disabilities (including the Developmental Disabilities Division and the Life Skills and Transition Center), and Vocational Rehabilitation services.

LuWanna Lawrence, 701-328-1892, for issues relating to Children and Family Services (including adoption, child care, child protection services), Economic Assistance, Child Support, Medical Services (including Children's Health Insurance Program, and Medicaid, waivers, and Expanded Medicaid), and Administration and Support areas.

2017 News Releases
Dec. 13, 2017

Campaign launched to shift social attitude toward addiction; North Dakotans encouraged to address stigma, shame associated with disease

Dec. 11, 2017

New law prevents growth of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents

Dec. 8, 2017

North Dakota State Hospital Governing Body to meet Dec. 11

Dec. 8, 2017

North Dakota's prevention efforts are working; fewer youth are using substances

Dec. 6, 2017

Committee on Aging to meet Dec. 8, in Bismarck

Dec. 4, 2017

STORM-RELATED CLOSURE - Northeast Human Service Center and regional child support office in Grand Forks close at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 4

Dec. 1, 2017

North Dakota State Hospital hosts holiday Celebration of Lights event on Dec. 4; Community invited to celebrate hope

Dec. 1, 2017

Governor's Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to meet Dec. 7

Nov. 30, 2017

Human Services seeks input on Children’s Health Insurance Program Quality Strategy Plan

Nov. 15, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet Nov. 20

Nov. 14, 2017

Brain Injury Advisory Council to meet on Nov. 17 in Bismarck

Nov. 13, 2017

Money Follows the Person grant stakeholders meeting to be held Nov. 14 in Bismarck

Nov. 9, 2017

Department of Human Services recognizes employees for public service

Nov. 8, 2017

Olmstead Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Bismarck

Nov. 7, 2017

Businesses honored for supporting employment of people with disabilities

Nov. 2, 2017

Vocational rehabilitation employees recognized for helping North Dakotans with disabilities reach their employment goals

Nov. 1, 2017

ND Medicaid advisory committee to meet Nov. 9 in Bismarck

Oct. 31, 2017

Statewide Independent Living Council to meet Nov. 1-2 in Minot; seeks input on services

Oct. 24, 2017

Department of Human Services encourages communities to support local substance abuse prevention activities in honor of Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 24, 2017

Department of Human Services encourages communities to support local substance abuse prevention activities in honor of Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23, 2017

Business engagement expert to lead training at vocational rehabilitation conference

Oct. 18, 2017

Governor and First Lady join human services agency in announcing tribal community grants for opioid treatment and recovery

Oct. 12, 2017

State Rehabilitation Council to meet in Bismarck Oct. 24-25

Oct. 12, 2017

Area residents invited to learn about health services and resources supporting independent living

Oct. 11, 2017

Agency awards substance abuse prevention grants to 10 public health units and hosts training for other grantees

Oct. 10, 2017

Agency reminds employers of a valuable workforce resource: people with disabilities

Sept. 21, 2017

Grant funding available to help communities prevent substance abuse

Sept. 19, 2017

Bodybuilder wants to build up health of others with disabilities at Sept. 22 conference in Bismarck

Sept. 13, 2017

North Dakota receives grant to support respite and training for family caregivers

Sept. 11, 2017

Governor recognizes Southeast Human Service Center addiction unit supervisor Jeff McKinnon for customer service

Sept. 8, 2017

Department hosts training on new payment system; organizations serving people with developmental disabilities invited to attend

Sept. 8, 2017

ND Child Support Program recognized for collaboration with tribal child support programs

Sept. 6, 2017

Committee on Aging to meet Sept. 8 in Bismarck

Sept. 6, 2017

Council focused on coordinating services for children with disabilities holds orientation and planning meeting this week

Sept. 5, 2017

State initiative offers jails training on withdrawal management and medication-assisted treatment for addiction

Sept. 1, 2017

Gee named director of Economic Assistance Division

Aug. 24, 2017

ND foster care program in substantial compliance after federal review

Aug. 24, 2017

2017 North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference to highlight effective programs, accomplishments, and new initiatives; Register Now: Sept. 27-29 is a Time for Action in Bismarck

Aug. 18, 2017

Governor’s Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol will meet Aug. 21 Bismarck

Aug. 18, 2017

Nurturing Parenting Program gears up for fall sessions in 10 North Dakota communities

Aug. 11, 2017

Five communities awarded grants to strengthen opioid addiction treatment and recovery and to prevent overdose deaths

Aug. 10, 2017

Justice Reinvestment Initiative community information meeting is Aug. 15 in Devils Lake

Aug. 3, 2017

Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet Aug. 15 in Bismarck

Aug. 2, 2017

ND Medicaid advisory committee to meet Aug. 10 in Bismarck

July 28, 2017

Robinson Recovery Program addiction treatment options grow as agency shifts from contract to vouchers

July 27, 2017

Business executive Eide joins Human Services' leadership team

July 26, 2017

N.D.'s First Lady encourages individuals at risk for opioid overdose, families and friends, and businesses to get a naloxone prescription to prevent opioid overdose deaths

July 24, 2017

ND Cares joins agency at State Fair to announce new resource connecting service members, veterans and families to services

July 21, 2017

N.D. Medicaid receives federal approval to cover ABA services for individuals with autism age 21 and younger

July 21, 2017

Agencies offer opioid treatment information to public at State Fair; Governor and First Lady to visit booth

July 18, 2017

Williston regional child support office reopens

July 17, 2017

Speakers to share information on effects of adverse childhood experiences and other child welfare topics at conference July 25-27 in Bismarck

July 14, 2017

Minot and Jamestown human service center advisory groups to meet

July 14, 2017

Licensed and self-declared child care providers invited to apply for grant funding to support children with disabilities

July 13, 2017

Help available for Traill County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) clients who lost food due to power outages from Tuesday’s storm

July 13, 2017

Williston Child Support office closed today due to smoke damage

July 13, 2017

Agency seeks public comment on changes to Medicaid waiver serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

July 10, 2017

Human Services hosts underage drinking prevention grant training

July 10, 2017

Human services center advisory groups to meet this week in Bismarck and Dickinson

June 30, 2017

Wahpeton's Twin Town Gardeners Market is the latest farmers market to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits

June 28, 2017

Reminder: Cooling assistance is now available for low-income seniors and individuals with medical needs

June 27, 2017

Agency invites professionals to comment as it reviews the state's Medicaid waiver programs supporting community living

June 21, 2017

North Dakota communities invited to apply for funding to reduce opioid abuse and overdose deaths

June 21, 2017

State Council on Developmental Disabilities to meet June 22 in Bismarck

June 16, 2017

Northeast Human Service Center regional advisory group to meet June 19; agenda highlights include new measures to increase access to services and membership changes

June 16, 2017

Agency considers new system verifying in-home caregiver visits; seeks client and caregiver input on system

June 16, 2017

Help available for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) clients who lost food due to power outages from Tuesday’s (June 13) storm

June 15, 2017

Coalition to share information about services at June 20 Elder Abuse Awareness Day event that is being held in conjunction with summer concert night in Mandan

June 13, 2017

Behavioral Health Planning Council to discuss legislation and block grant on June 16

June 8, 2017

Agency invites clients and guardians to technical assistance meeting as state reviews its Medicaid waiver programs that support community living

June 7, 2017

Committee on Aging to meet June 9 in Bismarck

June 2, 2017

Agency notifies clients of privacy breach

June 2, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet June 5 via statewide video conference system

May 25, 2017

Department encourages North Dakotans with disabilities, their families, advocates, and others to complete survey about Medicaid waiver services. Survey is part of a comprehensive review.

May 24, 2017

Human Services switches to new debit cards for some programs

May 24, 2017

Families can apply for Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program services beginning June 1 for upcoming year

May 18, 2017

Southeast Human Service Center advisory group to meet Wednesday, May 24

May 17, 2017

Department of Human Services highlights available resources and assistance during National Prevention Week

May 17, 2017

Foster parenting offers flexibility for families interested in helping children and youth in need

May 16, 2017

Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet May 23 in Bismarck

May 15, 2017

Lake Region Human Service Center advisory committee to meet May 16

May 5, 2017

North Dakota Medicaid Program advisory committee to meet May 11 in Bismarck

May 5, 2017

Commission that supports community living options for people with disabilities to meet May 11 in Bismarck

May 5, 2017

Advocates Leading Their Lives network holds training

May 2, 2017

Problem gambling conference on May 3 in Bismarck to feature expert

May 2, 2017

North Dakota Independent Living Council to meet May 3-4 in Bismarck

April 28, 2017

Parent Education Network offers resources to help strengthen parenting skills and families

April 26, 2017

State Rehabilitation Council to meet in Bismarck April 27-28

April 20, 2017

North Dakota awarded federal grant to fight opioid abuse

April 20, 2017

Several factors determine if children can stay home alone; Publication offers tips for parents and caregivers

April 18, 2017

South Central Human Service Center advisory group to meet Wednesday in Jamestown to hear about new clinical developments

April 17, 2017

West Central Human Service Center in Bismarck now offers behavioral health assessments without appointments

April 13, 2017

North Central Human Service Center advisory group will meet Monday in Minot

April 10, 2017

Agency helps train behavioral health providers to meet the needs of service members, veterans, and their families

April 10, 2017

Vision rehabilitation therapists help people live independently; North Dakota celebrates Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Week April 9-15

April 7, 2017

Bismarck and Dickinson regional human service centers to hold advisory group meetings next week

April 7, 2017

Communities hold events to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 31, 2017

Wear blue on April 7 to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 28, 2017

Interagency Coordinating Council that works to coordinate services for children with disabilities to meet March 30

March 27, 2017

North Dakota Family-Based Services annual conference to be held in Fargo April 5-7

March 21, 2017

Agency launches new behavioral health Web portal and Facebook page to help professionals

March 21, 2017

Rehabilitation counselors recognized for connecting people to jobs

March 21, 2017

Brain Injury Advisory Council to meet on March 23

March 16, 2017

Committee on Aging to meet about public policy developments on March 24 in Bismarck

March 15, 2017

Northeast Human Service Center regional advisory group to meet March 20 in Grand Forks

March 10, 2017

North Dakota State Hospital Governing Body to meet March 13 in Bismarck

March 6, 2017

North Central Human Service Center and Child Support Office in Minot close early due to storm

March 3, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet March 6

Feb. 27, 2017

Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet March 7 in Bismarck

Feb. 17, 2017

North Dakota Medicaid and public health officials selected to partner in State Oral Health Leadership Institute

Feb. 17, 2017

South Central Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet Feb. 22 in Jamestown

Feb. 16, 2017

Results released from North Dakota Child and Family Services Review

Feb. 14, 2017

Youth with disabilities encouraged to plan ahead for summer work experience

Feb. 9, 2017

Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference to be held in Mandan Feb. 22-24

Feb. 7, 2017

Lake Region Human Service Center's advisory group to meet Feb. 14

Feb. 7, 2017

State Council on Developmental Disabilities hosts training on the legislative process

Jan. 30, 2017

Heating Assistance is Available for Qualifying Low-Income North Dakotans

Jan. 27, 2017

Independent Living Council to meet Feb. 1-2 in Grand Forks

Jan. 27, 2017

Northwest Human Service Center advisory group to meet Feb. 1 in Williston

Jan. 20, 2017

Council on coordination of services for children with disabilities to meet Monday

Jan. 13, 2017

Southeast Human Service Center advisory group to meet Wednesday in Fargo

Jan. 10, 2017

North Dakota Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council to meet Thursday in Bismarck

Jan. 9, 2017

Advisory groups for regional human service centers in Bismarck and Dickinson to meet this week

Jan. 3, 2017

Storm-related Announcement: Northeast Human Service Center and other DHS Grand Forks offices closed;
Lake Region Human Service Center and satellite offices in Grafton and Rolla to open at 10 a.m.

 
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