The additional $22.9 million for the next fiscal year will allow the state to fund many of the needs identified by providers, families and other stakeholders to an even greater extent than planned. READ MORE
Priority recommendations include adopting and expanding the principles of system of care that are currently in place; strengthening DCYF’s partnership with the Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health; contracting with Medicaid managed care organizations to create and support a continuum of community-based services for youth with complex needs; ensuring adequate staffing; and leveraging federal funding available through the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. READ MORE
The New Hampshire Immunization Program was recently honored with five awards for excellence in immunization to at the 48th annual National Immunization Conference, held recently in Atlanta, GA. READ MORE
Of recent concern, NH DPHS has been investigating a report of a homeless individual in Manchester who shares injection drug equipment, and has been diagnosed with acute HIV infection with a very high HIV viral load, which increases risk of transmission. READ MORE
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) will host an informational session for prospective foster and adoptive families at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.