NCDHHS Communicable Disease Branch Corrections Team

What We Do

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Corrections Team serves as a resource to correctional entities to strengthen and improve the delivery of healthcare, assist in infectious disease prevention and control, and statewide support to ensure the health and wellbeing of detained and incarcerated persons in the state of North Carolina.

Our Mission

To serve as a resource to strengthen and support the delivery of healthcare and infectious disease prevention for correctional entities of our state.

Our Vision

To be regarded as the leading corrections team within any DHHS across these United States.

Our Goals

  • Develop working relationships with stakeholders to establish credibility and collaborative partnership to effect any needed change in the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Provide technical assistance with COVID-19 mitigation to correctional entities.
  • Promote correctional healthcare best practices based on national correctional standards.
  • Provide opportunities for local correctional entities to enhance their service delivery.
  • Inform correctional health entities of state and/or national legislative guidance that may be helpful in their provision of services.

COVID-19 Resources


  • NC DHHS Corrections Team and the North Carolina HIV Training & Education Center present: "Infection Prevention in Corrections Settings". June 28, 2023 Webinar
  • NCDHHS Corrections Team and Neimand Collaborative 3-part Series, Part 3: "NC Corrections: Navigating the New Normal." May 4, 2023 Webinar.
  • NCDHHS Corrections Team and Neimand Collaborative 3-part Series, Part 2: “Partnership & Communications in North Carolina Corrections System". March 28, 2023 Webinar.
  • NCDHHS Corrections Team and Neimand Collaborative 3 part Series, Part 1: “Lessons Learned: COVID-19 and NC Detention Centers”: December 12, 2022 Webinar. Lessons Learned Fact sheet.
  • NCDHHS Corrections Team COVID "Testing Within Confinement Facilities": December 16, 2021 Webinar.
  • NCDHHS Corrections Team "How to Approach Isolation and Quarantine Challenges within Confinement Facilities": April 19, 2022. Webinar.


Guidance and Toolkit

Monkeypox Resources

Statewide Data and Resources

National Data and Resources

Downloadable Resources

Funded by DMCF, the Corrections Team has developed educational materials available at no cost to local detention centers and state-operated confinement facilities.

The web version is best for electronic viewing and printing on an office printer for small numbers. Print resources are best utilized for commercial printing only.

Quick Reference Cards - Accordion Style

2 1/2" x 4" Pocket Booklet for staff to use as a quick reference. Each booklet includes the topics of opioid overdose, stimulant overamping, withdrawal, COVID prevention strategies, COVID signs & symptoms, mental health crises & suicide, maternal emergencies, and medical emergencies. Information is meant to be a quick resource but does not replace medical evaluation and treatment.
Accordian Version

COVID-19 While Incarcerated: How to Protect Yourself Brochure [Digital] [Print]

This brochure is designed for use with brochure #1 during intake education. It provides detainees with practical tips to protect themselves while incarcerated.

COVID-19 While Incarcerated: The Basics Brochure [Digital] [Print]

This brochure is designed for use with brochure #2 during intake education. It provides detainees with the basics, such as signs, symptoms, and myths of COVID.

Detection and Mitigation of COVID-19 in Confinement Facilities Funding

  • CDC, in partnership with the Department of Justice, is providing financial assistance to ELC recipients to respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in confinement facilities within their jurisdictions. 
  • A total of $700,000,000 ($20,230,000 for the state of NC) made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and this Detection and Mitigation of COVID-19 in Confinement Facilities project, was awarded to the current 64 ELC recipients according to a formula based on the recipient’s jurisdictional incarcerated population divided into the total national incarcerated population.
  • The objectives and goals of this funding are primarily focused on providing resources to confinement facilities for the detection and mitigation of COVID-19.

RFA A399 Addendum #1 Questions and Answers can be found here.
RFA A399 Addendum #2 Notice of Award Notification Date Change

RFA A399 Participating Counties:
Alamance County
Alexander County
Alleghany County
Ashe County
Avery County
Buncombe County
Caldwell County
Cherokee County
Chowan County
Cleveland County
Craven County
Franklin County
Gaston County
Graham County
Granville County
Guilford County
Harnett County
Hertford County
Iredell County
Jackson County
Madison County
McDowell County
Mecklenburg County
Nash County
Onslow County
Pitt County
Robeson County
Rockingham County
Washington County
Wilkes County
Yadkin County

NC Law and Rules

General Statutes

Administrative Code


North Carolina Sheriffs Association
North Carolina Jail Administrators Association
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)
American Correctional Association (ACA)

Officer Wellness Resources
National Institute of Corrections: Wellness for Corrections and Supervision Professionals
NC Law Enforcement Assistance Program
American Jail Association Staff Wellness: Fit for Duty: Tips for Starting a Wellness Program


NCDHHS CDB Corrections Team
225 N McDowell St
Cooper Building
Raleigh, NC 27699