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Changes to Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment expands access to behavioral health services for children and adults, streamlines provider enrollment

Monday, December 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has received approval by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend its Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to increase access to in-home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults and build a more robust network of service providers. 


Parents Lead offers tools for parents and caregivers to support children’s behavioral health during the holiday season

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 04:00 pm

Parents and caregivers play a powerful role in supporting the behavioral health of their children. Parents Lead, an evidence-based prevention program, provides parents, caregivers and other trusted adults with tools and resources that can help support the behavioral health of their children during the holiday season. 


Human Services announces funding opportunity to establish adult residential addiction treatment services in underserved areas

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 09:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announced today $5 million in grant funding to expand access to residential substance use disorder treatment services for adults in underserved areas of the state.


Human Services expands statewide adolescent residential treatment program through contract with Eckert Youth Homes

Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division has awarded a second contract to Eckert Youth Homes in Williston to expand a statewide residential addiction treatment program currently serving youth, ages 14 to 18, struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. 


Human Services announces new interactive behavioral health training program for educators

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 08:30 am

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is announcing a new opportunity for all North Dakota professionals working in schools to help support the behavioral health of their students with emphasis on suicide prevention. 


Conference speakers focus on fostering safe and stable families, peer support

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 08:00 am

Improving stability, preventing crises and supporting recovery and well-being are the foundations for strong, stable North Dakota families. 


Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division announces suicide prevention funding opportunity during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

With COVID-19 rates increasing throughout the state, the behavioral health of North Dakotans is important to prioritize. 


Human Services announces two funding opportunities to support behavioral health needs of North Dakotans impacted by natural disasters

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 09:00 am

Natural disasters can have long-term effects on individuals’ behavioral health. The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is announcing two funding opportunities for a variety of organizations in the 29 counties impacted by the 2019 federally declared flooding disaster. These include Adams, Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sheridan, Steele, Stutsman, Traill, Walsh and Wells counties. 


Register now for Oct. 26-27 conference focusing on behavioral health and strong, stable families

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

Two key priorities of the North Dakota Department of Human Services are behavioral health and strong, stable families. These topics are the cornerstone of an upcoming conference hosted by the department’s Behavioral Health and Children and Families Services divisions on Oct. 26-27. Individuals can attend either in-person at the Bismarck Event Center or virtually by an online livestream.  

This is the first-ever conference that focuses on blending behavioral health with family well-being and resiliency topics. The conference will also provide an opportunity for behavioral health and child-serving professionals and stakeholders to network and learn and share best practices in behavioral health prevention and recovery and safety, permanency and well-being of children and families. 

Some keynote speakers and presentations include: 


Human Services reminds North Dakotans that Help is Here to address pandemic-related impacts

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

As COVID-19 cases grow in North Dakota, state residents may once again begin to experience disruptions at home, at school, at work and in the community.