Divisions and Programmatic Offices

Division of Aging
The Division of Aging is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and evaluating activities and programs for older adults.

Child and Family Well-Being
The Division of Child and Family Well-Being works to meet the health, social and educational needs of children, youth, and families in North Carolina.

Child Development and Early Education
The Division of Child Development and Early Education implements quality standards for child care and increases access to families and their children across North Carolina.

Disability Determination Services
Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a North Carolina Government Agency that is funded by the federal government's Social Security Administration.

Health Benefits (NC Medicaid)
The Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) helps low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities receive physical and behavioral care and services to improve their health and well being.

Health Service Regulation
The Division of Health Service Regulation provides effective regulatory and remedial activities for the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. This includes consultation, training opportunities and improved access to health care delivery systems.

Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services
Working to achieve a better quality of life and well being.

Office of Economic Opportunity
The Office of Economic Opportunity helps low-income individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. We work to improve the social and economic well being of individuals, families and communities across North Carolina.

Office of Health Equity
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) works to eliminate health disparities for all individuals, and keeps communities healthy, safe, and connected to needed resources and services. OHE serves with a partnership-driven approach.

Office of Rural Health
The Office of Rural Health assists rural and underserved communities by providing supports to improve health care access, quality and cost-effectiveness for all North Carolinians.

Public Health
The Division of Public Health promotes disease prevention, health services and health promotion programs that protect communities from communicable diseases, epidemics, and contaminated food and water.

Services for the Blind
The Division of Services for the Blind provides services to people who are blind or visually impaired to help them reach their goals of independence and employment.

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing provides you with the information, skills and tools you need to achieve effective communication and access to resources in your community for independence and full participation in society.

Social Services
The Division of Social Services provides direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. We aim to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable citizens, and promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

State Operated Healthcare Facilities
The Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities oversees and manages 14 state operated healthcare facilities that treat adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and neuro-medical needs.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities.