“Tip and Toss” is the message officials are sharing during April’s Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month, encouraging individuals to protect themselves by eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of mosquito and tick bites.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expects to finish the year with approximately $250 million cash on hand in the state’s Medicaid program.
Surrounded by families, children, first responders, advocates and care providers, Governor Pat McCrory unveiled his budget priorities to further promote a healthy North Carolina. The governor’s budget proposal will expand services to strengthen families and support North Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens.
Efforts by a national organization of public health agency peers to have a uniform set of nationwide drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency has been embraced by the North Carolina Division of Public Health. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials took the stand last month.
Governor McCrory released a video message regarding the latest statements on legislation that protects the privacy of North Carolina citizens.
Myths vs Facts: What New York Times, Huffington Post and other media outlets aren't saying about common-sense privacy law
State health officials are alerting law enforcement and medical professionals of potent synthetic opioids, including furanylfentanyl, following at least 19 related fatalities in North Carolina since the beginning of this year.
Health Officials Urge Regular Screening, Early Treatment
State health officials announced today that the state- and Medicaid-funded Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations providing mental health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use services to North Carolina citizens will be consolidating into four service regions across the state.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is receiving public comments through April 18, 2016, on the draft N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application. Public feedback is important to shape the final application before it is submitted June 1, 2016, to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.