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Department of Health, Nevada

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The Department of Health and Human Services is an agency in Nevada.

The purpose of the Department of Health and Human Services is to provide programs and services that promote the health and well-being of Nevadans.[1]


The Department's General Fund appropriations total $1,998,637,727 for the 2011 biennium, which is 32.4% of the State's General Fund budget.[2] Budget reductions were made to staff/personnel costs, including a 6% reduction in salaries, suspension of merit increases, suspension of longevity payments, and a reduction of State subsidies for active and retired employees.

Governor Recommended General Funds By Division 2010-2011 Biennium[3]

Division Allocations
Health Division $57,763,526
Healthcare Financing & Policy $997,234,327
Aging Services $42,285,298
Welfare and Supportive Services $160,293,630
Mental Health & Developmental Services $473,060,189
Director's Office $10,184,299
Division of Child and Family Services $255,061,835
Indian Commission $316,621
Public Defender $2,438,002
Total $1,998,637,727


Division of Healthcare Financing and Policy in the Department of Health and Human Services works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide health care to low-income families and individuals.[4] The Division received nearly 50% of the Department's budgeted funds for the 2011 biennium.

The Department's food assistance program includes the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides nutritious food and nutrition education to qualifying women, children under five and infants.[5]


Public notices are available on the Department website.[6] Records request information and administrative salary information are not disclosed.

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