Office of Rural Health and Community Care

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Office of Rural Health Joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2022.
Thursday, November 10, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2022.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 00:00

NCDHHS Office of Rural Health Joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 18, Recognizes NC's 'Community Star'

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2021. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2021. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 00:00

NCDHHS Awarded $9M from CDC to Support Statewide Community Health Worker Infrastructure NCDHHS Recibió $ 9 millones de los CDC para Apoyar la Infraestructura de Promotores de Salud Comunitaria en todo el estado

North Carolina’s Community Health Worker Initiative will expand as part of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) initiative. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a total of $9 million with $3 million per year distributed over the next three years.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

North Carolina’s Community Health Worker Initiative will expand as part of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) initiative. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a total of $9 million with $3 million per year distributed over the next three years.

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:00

NCDHHS Hires First Chief Health Equity Officer and Launches New Office of Health Equity

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced the hiring of Victor Armstrong as the Department’s first ever Chief Health Equity Officer. NCDHHS created the position as well as the Office of Health Equity to lead its focus to advance health equity and reduce disparities in opportunity and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.
Monday, September 20, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced the hiring of Victor Armstrong as the Department’s first ever Chief Health Equity Officer. NCDHHS created the position as well as the Office of Health Equity to lead its focus to advance health equity and reduce disparities in opportunity and outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 00:00

NCDHHS Continues COVID-19 Support Services, Community Health Worker Programs into 2021 NCDHHS continúa con los Servicios de Apoyo COVID-19 y con el Programa de Promotores de salud durante 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will continue two programs that help North Carolinians access services such as relief payments, access to primary medical care, diagnostic testing, food and additional supports during the pandemic.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will continue two programs that help North Carolinians access services such as relief payments, access to primary medical care, diagnostic testing, food and additional supports during the pandemic.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 00:00

NCDHHS Joins Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in communities during National Rural Health Day 2020.
Monday, November 16, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in communities during National Rural Health Day 2020.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 00:00

Disaster Preparedness Funding to Rural Health Care Providers Better Prepare for Disasters

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Office of Rural Health (ORH) has awarded 23 grants for disaster preparedness to health care providers affected by Hurricane Florence. The grants will support safety net health care providers, including rural health centers and non-profit rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, health departments and small rural hospitals, with service sites impacted by the storm.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 00:00

Funding Available for Rural Health Care Providers Post-Hurricane Florence

The NC Office of Rural Health (ORH) has received a one-time $1 million grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to support health care providers in 34 FEMA-identified counties affected by Hurricane Florence.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The NC Office of Rural Health (ORH) has received a one-time $1 million grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to support health care providers in 34 FEMA-identified counties affected by Hurricane Florence.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 00:00

DHHS’ Office of Rural Health Seeks Input on Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs to Aid Underserved Areas

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health is hosting six meetings across the state to gather stakeholder input regarding the J-1 Visa Waiver program and NC's Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs under N.C. General Assembly Session Law HB 998. The meetings are open to the public and are intended to gather feedback about current processes and possible program modifications to help ensure maximum benefits to rural North Carolina communities.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health is hosting six meetings across the state to gather stakeholder input regarding the J-1 Visa Waiver program and NC's Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs under N.C. General Assembly Session Law HB 998. The meetings are open to the public and are intended to gather feedback about current processes and possible program modifications to help ensure maximum benefits to rural North Carolina communities.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 00:00

North Carolina Office of Rural Health Celebrates 45 Years of Service Bringing Health Care to Underserved Communities

The North Carolina Office of Rural Health, the oldest in the United States, today celebrates 45 years of service improving access to health care for the people of North Carolina. In honor of the milestone, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed November 15 Rural Health Day in the state.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

The North Carolina Office of Rural Health, the oldest in the United States, today celebrates 45 years of service improving access to health care for the people of North Carolina. In honor of the milestone, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed November 15 Rural Health Day in the state.