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Medicaid Workshop Scheduled

The Office of Community Partnerships and Grants, in conjunction with the Director's Office and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, will be conducting a public workshop on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 10 AM - Noon. The workshop will help social service agencies identify Medicaid-billable services and explain how to receive reimbursement for those services as a Nevada Medicaid provider. The workshop will be presented in Carson City and videoconferenced to locations in Elko and Las Vegas. An agenda will be published when available, and distributed via the OCPG ListServ.

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

    June, 2017 - The US Department of State has released its Trafficking in Persons Report 2017.This year's theme is increasing criminal accountability of human traffickers and addressing challenges in prosecution, a component of the 3-P paradigm of persecution, protection, and prevention.

    The report is available on the Dept. of State website in PDF and HTML formats, along with a wide variety of fact sheets, including:

    Governor Sandoval's State of the State Address

    Governor Sandoval's 2017 State of the State Address has been posted online at http://gov.nv.gov/About/state-of-the-State/. You can choose to view a video or a written script, available in English and Spanish.

      One Conversation Can Change a Life

      September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, promoting resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Find out more at:

        News in the Department of Health & Human Services

        • March 2016 - The Grants Management Unit (GMU) has changed its name to the Office of Community Partnerships and Grants (OCPG), which more accurately reflects the scope of its work. Its mission, vision and guiding principles are included on the OCPG front page.
        • The Differential Response (DR) program is transitioning from the Director's Office Grants Management Unit (GMU) to the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Fiscal administration of the FY16 grants will remain with the GMU until the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Program administration will transfer to designated DCFS program staff beginning January 15, 2016.
        • Richard Whitley Appointed Director of DHHS (Press Release, Governor's Office 6-15-15)
        • DHHS announces new Deputy Director of Programs, Dena Schmidt. (September 15, 2014)
        • The Office of Food Security, originating within the Grants Management Unit, will transfer out of the Unit, while remaining within the Director's Office of the Department of Health and Human Services. The change is effective September 12, 2014.