News Releases

08/29/14: Statement from Director Charles M. Palmer regarding the compliance reviews at Independence and Cherokee MHIs

08/28/14: New Procedure for Replacing Food Assistance Cards

08/20/14: 20th Safe Haven Baby

08/08/14IowaHealth+ Signs ACO Agreement with Iowa Medicaid

08/08/14: Patient Who Absconded from CCUSO Program Is Apprehended

08/03/14Patient Absconds from CCUSO Transition Release Program

07/31/14: Glenwood Takes Corrective Action Following Client Incident

07/25/14DHS Alerts Retailers Of EBT Changes Under Farm Bill

07/22/14: Iowa Ranks Third in Kids Count Report

07/11/14: DHS Earns Food Assistance Performance Bonus

07/08/14: Medicaid Director Jennifer Vermeer Leaving DHS

07/03/14: Healthy Behaviors Pay Off for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Members

06/30/14: Regions Become Operational Under MHDS Redesign

06/20/14: Newborn Boy Declared Safe Haven Baby

06/18/14: Broadlawns Signs ACO Agreement with Iowa Medicaid

06/16/14: DHS Continues Special Education Improvements at Eldora

06/09/14: Disaster Assistance Available for Cass, Harrison, Montgomery, Ringgold and Pottawattamie Counties

05/28/14: DHS Launch New Website

05/16/14: Iowa Health and Wellness Enrollment Tops 100,000

05/06/14: Grant Provides Employment Services and More for Noncustodial Parents

05/02/14: 18th Safe Haven Baby

04/25/14: Iowa Medicaid Makes Changes Following Mail Error, Covenant Breach Q & A

04/15/14: UPDATE: Two Eldora Students Apprehended

04/11/14: Eldora students ran from campus

04/04/14: Providers Sign ACO Agreements with Medicaid

03/27/14: New Marketplace Special Enrollment Periods Announced

03/21/14: Equal Access, Healthy Eating with Wireless EBT Project

03/19/14: Open Enrollment Ends for Marketplace, Medicaid Enrollment Continues Year-Round

03/07/14: Investigation Leads to Notification of Data Breach

02/21/14: DHS Takes Corrective Action Following Glenwood Incident

01/21/14: DHS bans use of public assistance funds at some locations

12/27/13: DHS says Iowans who applied at HealthCare.gov should reapply through state

07/15/13: Public Comment Period and Public Hearing Dates for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan

06/26/13: Lost backup tape leads to records warningFAQ

05/15/13:Governor adds more counties to disaster list, information on vouchers

05/06/13: Child welfare by the numbers for 2012, one-page summaryLittle change in trends

05/03/13Vouchers to help with Eastern Iowa storm damage

02/21/13: Iowa receives health care innovation grant

12/12/12: High Accuracy Rate for Medicaid, hawk-i

07/31/12: Layoff at Woodward

07/30/12: $30M savings in program integrity exceeds goal for Iowa Medicaid

06/22/12: Grant will help provide at-home help for vulnerable Iowans

05/21/12: 15th safe haven child

05/11/12: Warren County records warning in wake of fire, Records FAQ

04/26/12: List of child abuse prevention grants

04/11/12: Sharp reduction in temporary removals to foster care

03/20/12: Child Abuse Declines in Calendar 2011

See also:   2011 one-page summary of child welfare

12/09/11: Palmer endorses recommendations for redesign

12/04/11: Impact of Warren County fire

10/31/11: Palmer: Report shows momentum is growing for MH redesign

09/13/11: Corrected Hearings set to gather input on mental health redesign

09/09/11: Hearings set to gather input on mental health redesign

08/08/11: Vermeer named to prestigious Medicaid institute

08/03/11: DHS appoints workgroups to Mental Health and Disabilty Redesign

07/21/11: $23 million in paybacks, savings in first year of Medicaid contract

07/19/11: "Aged Out" youth give feedback, Survey results

07/07/11: DHS cuts Food Assistance error rate in half

06/28/11:DHS awards 80 grants to preventchild abuseList of grants

03/11/11: Slight decline in child abuse see also 2010 one-page summary

01/17/11: Input sought on child support guidelines

01/10/11: Olmstead plan for disabled is unveiledOlmstead Plan PDF

12/28/10: Smith appointed superintendent of Cherokee MHI

12/28/10: Iowa Medicaid providers first in line forrecords help

12/27/10: Bonus for Iowa's children's health insurance program

12/08/10: Options to change the child abuse registry

10/21/10: Focus on accuracy yields results in food assistance program

10/19/10: 'Atalissa Men' doing well in life after bunkhouse

10/13/10: Iowa DHS 'almost perfect' in audit

12/05/09: New TO

12/07/09: New Service Areas