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NH DHHS Identifies Season’s First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Batch in Salem
August 19, 2021 - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified the first batch of mosquitoes in 2021 to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The batch was collected in the town of Salem on August 3, 2021.
NH Vaccine Van Kicks Off State Parks Tour
August 16, 2021 - DHHS is pleased to announce the NH Mobile Vaccine Van will offer free COVID-19 vaccines at state parks through September 30. DHHS has partnered with the New Hampshire Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) to make it easy for people to get vaccinated while enjoying New Hampshire state parks.
DHHS Identifies First Person Infected with the Jamestown Canyon Virus
in New Hampshire During the 2021 Arboviral Season

August 6, 2021 - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is announcing an adult from Dublin, NH tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV), a viral infection transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. This is the first detection of JCV in a person in the State this season.
NH DHHS Seeks Demonstration Amendment To Expand Treatment Capacity For Adults With Serious Mental Illness
August 3, 2021 - As part of New Hampshire’s comprehensive effort to ensure timely and appropriate medical care for people experiencing a mental health crisis, DHHS announces its intent to request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services an amendment to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver.
NH Children’s Mental Health System of Care Reaches Milestone with Expanded Residential Treatment Services
July 16, 2021 - With the New Hampshire Executive Council’s approval of contracts to expand behavioral health residential treatment, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) achieved a critical milestone in the advancement of a comprehensive system of care for children with behavioral health needs.
Department of Justice Press Release: Home Care Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud, Agrees to Pay $1,000,000 Restitution
July 13, 2021 - Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Richard Wennerberg, age 72, of Grantham, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the Merrimack County Superior Court to two counts of class B felony Medicaid fraud.
NH Mobile Vaccine Van Launches; Provides COVID-19 Vaccines in New Hampshire
July 12, 2021 - DHHS, in partnership with ConvenientMD, announces the launch of the NH Mobile Vaccine Van, a new initiative to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in New Hampshire. The NH Mobile Vaccine Van is available upon request for groups of all sizes, and will provide free vaccination clinics in communities across the state.
Council on Housing Stability Releases Strategic Plan to End Homelessness in New Hampshire
July 9, 2021 - DHHS announces the release of the Council on Housing Stability’s three-year Strategic Plan, which provides a roadmap to coordinate action and deploy resources to meet the housing needs of New Hampshire residents.
DHHS Identifies Jamestown Canyon Virus in Mosquito Batch in Bow
June 25, 2021 - DHHS is announcing that a mosquito batch collected in Bow, NH has tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV).
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