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Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers On Top D.H.H.S. Issues

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Dan Tuohy for NHPR
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We sit down with Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers. The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest state agency and accounts for approximately forty percent of the state budget. We discuss the state's ten-year mental health plan, as well as recent challenges to medicaid work requirements.  And we get an update on the state's hub and spoke system for addiction treatment, and concerns about the Division of Children, Youth and Families. 

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Jeffrey Meyers - Appointed in 2016, Meyers is Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services. 

  • People in crisis or neeing help with health issues are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to receive immediate help and referrals.
  • Commissioner Meyers says more than 900 people accessed the hub-and-spoke model for addiction treatment in the first 60 days of the program.
  • The key website for that program, now called The Doorway, is http://Thedoorway.nh.gov 
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