Department of Health and Human Services http://nhpr.org en DHHS Offers Free Lead Testing Today http://nhpr.org/post/dhhs-offers-free-lead-testing-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/" target="_blank">Department of Health and Human Services</a> is kicking off a <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dphs/bchs/clpp/calendar.htm" target="_blank">series of events</a> this week targeted at preventing childhood lead poisoning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37080 at http://nhpr.org Senate Takes A Look At $2 Billion Budget For DHHS http://nhpr.org/post/senate-takes-look-2-billion-budget-dhhs <p></p><p></p><p>Senate budget writers turned their attention Monday to the state’s biggest agency, the Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p>The proposed budget for DHHS comes in at just more than $2 billion. It seeks to restore the CHINS program and increase payments to hospitals for uncompensated care.</p><p>The budget also lays out $24.5 million over the next two years to shore up the state’s troubled mental health system.</p><p>Senator Lou D’Allesandro questioned if the state can wait that long for a fix.</p><p>Commissioner Nick Toumpas replied there really is no choice.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:07:31 +0000 Todd Bookman 26533 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Health and Human Service Commissioner Nick Toumpas http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-health-and-human-service-commissioner-nick-toumpas <p>Today we sit down with New Hampshire's Health and Human Services Commissioner, Nick Toumpas.&nbsp; After many years of budget cutting, Toumpas may see some funds restored to his budget... from mental health to children in need of services.&nbsp; Also, he's working on figuring put what the Affordable Care Act could mean for his department, with the 2014 deadline of full-implementation looming.&nbsp; We'll talk to him about that and take your calls and emails as well.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:00:01 +0000 Laura Knoy 23348 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Health and Human Service Commissioner Nick Toumpas NH Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas http://nhpr.org/post/nh-health-and-human-services-commissioner-nick-toumpas <p>Tuesdy on the Exchange, we sit down with Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 11552 at http://nhpr.org NH Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas How the State's Public Health Lab Tests for Hepatitis C http://nhpr.org/post/how-states-public-health-lab-tests-hepatitis-c <p>State health officials say they&rsquo;ve confirmed another case of hepatitis C related to the outbreak at Exeter Hospital, bringing the total number of infected patients to 32.</p><p>In a statement today, the Department of Health and Human Services says the patient in question was admitted to Exeter Hospital&rsquo;s cardiac catheterization lab before suspect David Kwiatkowski began working there. But they say the patient was released after Kwiatkowski started his job as a technician.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:22:12 +0000 Brady Carlson 10949 at http://nhpr.org