Press Releases

Tip and Toss: 8 steps to prevent mosquito and tick bites this summer

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“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.

State's Medicaid Program Projects Third Straight Year of Cash on Hand

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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.

Governor McCrory Proposes Budget Priorities to Support Families, Vulnerable Citizens

Monday, April 11, 2016

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.

N.C. Division of Public Health supports call for EPA to develop nationwide safe water standards

Friday, April 1, 2016

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 Releases Video Message

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

Friday, March 25, 2016
1. Does the new bill limit or prohibit private sector companies from adopting their own nondiscrimination policies or practices?Answer: No. Businesses are not limited by this bill. Private individuals, companies and universities can adopt new or keep existing nondiscrimination policies.

19 Recent Deaths Associated With Synthetic Opioids; State Officials Urge Awareness

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.

Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

Friday, March 18, 2016

Health Officials Urge Regular Screening, Early Treatment

State announces new LME/MCO service regions

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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.

N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application available for public comment

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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.

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