Wyoming Department of Health

CHEYENNE – Health professionals and law enforcement officers hope a new partnership will improve outcomes for people dealing with mental health issues, while also making the community safer.  A new behavioral health co-response program will be a collaboration between Cheyenne Regional Medical...
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.  If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.  The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor...
CHEYENNE – The 988 system for suicide prevention and mental health crises is one step closer to having a permanent funding source in Wyoming.  Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted Monday to sponsor a bill that would establish the suicide and crisis lifeline for the...
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers hope to address a lack of mental health resources for students in the upcoming general session.  Members of the Joint Education Committee voted 8-6 Tuesday to sponsor a bill that would allocate more than $11.5 million in additional funding for K-12 school districts for the next...
As the fentanyl problem grows across the country and state, Weston County has managed to avoid seeing issues with the opioid, according to Sheriff Bryan Colvard. “Knock on wood, I don’t want to say it out loud.  … To my knowledge, we have not had any issues with fentanyl,” Colvard said. “It is...
JACKSON —Men die younger than women, across geographies and generations. But in Wyoming the gender-health gap is staggering. Suicide rates in Wyoming are double the national average, and men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, the Wyoming Department of Health reported this year...
CHEYENNE (WNE) —  The Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday that additional monkeypox cases have been identified in Wyoming residents within the last few days.  New cases have been confirmed in a Natrona County adult man and a Campbell County adult man.  The cases are not connected and...
CHEYENNE —Speakers kicked off the 2022 Wyoming Suicide Prevention Symposium Monday morning with an emphasis on how childhood interventions can improve outcomes and disrupt intergenerational traumas. Gov. Mark Gordon opened the two-day symposium, being held at Little America Hotel and Resort, with...
LARAMIE and CHEYENNE — Confirmation via lab testing that an Albany County cat has died of plague has state health officials cautioning pet owners statewide, including in the Cheyenne area.  The infected animal was mostly an outdoor cat in the rural area, as opposed to being from the part of the...
CASPER — The Wyoming Department of Health is offering free Narcan — a temporary opioid overdose antidote — to Wyoming agencies, businesses and organizations. Narcan is meant to quickly help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The medication’s active ingredient — naloxone hydrochloride — can...

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