Press Releases

State Health Officials Announce First Child Flu Fatality of 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza infection.

Dr. Mandy Cohen Becomes NC DHHS Secretary

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, has joined the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as its Secretary, following her appointment Jan. 13, 2017, by Governor Roy Cooper.

Test Your Home for Radon; Kits Available While Supplies Last

Thursday, January 19, 2017

State health officials are emphasizing the importance of testing homes for radon during the month of January – National Radon Action Month. 

Flu on the Rise in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Influenza activity and flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears. 

Work Healthy Living Into New Year's Resolutions

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services encourages adding healthy and smart lifestyle choices to New Year’s resolutions for the coming year.

N.C. Teens in Foster Care May Receive Services Until Age 21

Friday, December 30, 2016

Teens in foster care in North Carolina may continue receiving support services from their 18th to their 21st birthdays through Foster Care 18 to 21, which begins Jan. 1. 

Stay Safe and Healthy Through The Winter Season

Monday, December 26, 2016

State health officials encourage North Carolinians to take health and safety precautions during the winter months.

A Note From Secretary Brajer: Much Has Been Accomplished at DHHS

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

As Governor Pat McCrory’s administration winds down, I would like to call to mind some of the significant accomplishments achieved during the past four years through the Department of Health and Human Services under the Governor’s leadership and with his support. 

DHHS Secretary Rick Brajer Receives Award for Work in Mental Health

Monday, December 19, 2016

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Rick Brajer has been presented the John Baggett Advocate Award from the North Carolina chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates North Carolina House

Friday, December 16, 2016

A ceremony was held Dec. 15 to dedicate the North Carolina House to its new owners, Anayo Offia and Chinyere Okafor, originally from Nigeria. The couple assisted in the construction of their new home.

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