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NH DCYF Releases First Procurement Forecast
February 16, 2021 - The DHHS Division for Children, Youth and Families has released its inaugural Procurement Forecast, which will provide a roadmap to guide the expansion of evidence-based prevention services to keep children safe and strengthen families across New Hampshire.
NH DHHS Announces First Detection of UK Variant of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in a NH Resident
February 12, 2021 - DHHS is announcing that the B.1.1.7 variant (the "U.K. variant") of the COVID-19 coronavirus was detected in a NH resident for the first time.
NH DHHS Warns Residents of Illness Associated with Recent Purchases of Brandmoore Farms Raw Milk
February 2, 2021 - The DHHS Division of Public Health Services is advising consumers not to consume Brandmoore Farm retail raw milk with best-by dates through February 5, 2021. Brandmoore Farms recently notified DPHS that customers reported gastrointestinal illness after consuming recently purchased Brandmoore Farms raw milk.
NH WIC Announces NEW Online Pre-Application Tool
February 1, 2021 - The DHHS Division of Public Health Services announces the launch of an online tool to make it easier for families to apply for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental foods for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under five.
NH DCYF Director Joseph E. Ribsam Earns National Recognition for Family Strengthening Efforts
Janaury 19, 2021 - DHHS congratulates Joseph E. Ribsam, Director of the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), on receiving the Excellence for Children Leadership Award from Casey Family Programs. The Casey Excellence for Children Awards recognize individuals whose inspiring leadership and dedication are helping to build hope and make a difference in the lives of children and families.
NH DHHS Announces Public Information Session in Chichester on Proposed Alternative Treatment Center Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary
December 29, 2020 - DHHS has announced a public information session regarding a proposed Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) therapeutic cannabis dispensary in Chichester, NH, to be operated by Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of NH.
Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Achieves FDA Approval: First Shipment Coming to New Hampshire
December 13, 2020 - New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to announce the expected arrival of the first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, December 14, 2020 after the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved and given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Multiple Establishments
December 5, 2020 - DHHS has identified potential community exposures related to multiple food and beverage establishments throughout the state
Second Annual DCYF Data Book Shows Stability of DCYF Workforce, Decrease in Number of Children in Out-of-Home Care
December 2, 2020 - The DHHS Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) has released the second DCYF Annual Data Book. The DCYF Annual Data Book 2020 presents and analyzes key information on DCYF’s child protection, foster and adoptive care, juvenile justice, and community and family support programs.
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