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Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 00:00

NCDHHS Announces Funds for Collegiate Recovery Programs to Support Students with Substance Use Disorders

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $3.2 million to nine colleges and universities across the state to increase access to recovery services and supports on campuses for students with substance use disorders. These awards address a growing need for behavioral health care among young adults and the Department’s top priority to improve Behavioral health and resilience in North Carolina.
Thursday, January 19, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $3.2 million to nine colleges and universities across the state to increase access to recovery services and supports on campuses for students with substance use disorders. These awards address a growing need for behavioral health care among young adults and the Department’s top priority to improve Behavioral health and resilience in North Carolina.

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 00:00

Extra Federal Food Benefits Due to COVID-19 Will End in March Los beneficios federales adicionales de alimentos debido a COVID-19 se terminarán en marzo

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.
Thursday, January 12, 2023

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 00:00

NCDHHS Offering Free Residential Radon Test Kits Governor, Roy Cooper Proclaims January as Radon Action Month NCDHHS ofrece kits de prueba de radón residenciales gratuitos El gobernador Roy Cooper proclama enero como el Mes de Acción del Radón

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed January as National Radon Action Month to help educate people about how to reduce their risk of lung cancer from radon. Because testing is the only way to know if your family is at risk, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is providing 3,000 free radon test kits available now at radon.ncdhhs.gov.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed January as National Radon Action Month to help educate people about how to reduce their risk of lung cancer from radon. Because testing is the only way to know if your family is at risk, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is providing 3,000 free radon test kits available now at radon.ncdhhs.gov.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Offers Behavioral Health Services to Defendants Deemed Incapable to Proceed at Mecklenburg County Detention Center

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office are partnering together to offer a new service at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center. The program serves defendants with a mental illness for whom the court has determined they are Incapable to Proceed (ITP) to trial.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office are partnering together to offer a new service at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center. The program serves defendants with a mental illness for whom the court has determined they are Incapable to Proceed (ITP) to trial.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Launches New Mental and Behavioral Health Training and Consultation Support in K-12 Schools

This winter and spring, 130 public schools across North Carolina will receive mental and behavioral health training and consultation through the North Carolina Psychiatry Access Line (NC-PAL).
Thursday, December 08, 2022

This winter and spring, 130 public schools across North Carolina will receive mental and behavioral health training and consultation through the North Carolina Psychiatry Access Line (NC-PAL).

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 00:00

988 Crisis and Suicide Lifeline Phone Service Restored

The national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is now receiving phone calls. Text and chat service continues uninterrupted.
Thursday, December 01, 2022

The national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is now receiving phone calls. Text and chat service continues uninterrupted.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS Appeals Superior Court Ruling in the Samantha R. et al. vs. NCDHHS and the State of North Carolina Court Case, Releases Statement

NCDHHS is appealing the Superior Court ruling in the Samantha R. et al. vs. NCDHHS and the state of North Carolina court case.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NCDHHS is appealing the Superior Court ruling in the Samantha R. et al. vs. NCDHHS and the state of North Carolina court case.

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 00:00

Updated NC Dental Opioid Action Plan Includes Strategies to Help Dentists Prevent Misuse of Opioids

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released an updated North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to provide clear steps and solutions for dentists and their staff, patients, families and communities to address the opioid epidemic.
Monday, November 28, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released an updated North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to provide clear steps and solutions for dentists and their staff, patients, families and communities to address the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 00:00

State Health Officials Address Public Health Strategies to Increase Community and Family Safety from Firearm Violence and Misuse Plans lay out public health actions to reduce firearm injury and death

With the goal of keeping families and communities safe from firearm injury and death, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a white paper describing public health strategies to reduce firearm violence and misuse.
Thursday, November 17, 2022

With the goal of keeping families and communities safe from firearm injury and death, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a white paper describing public health strategies to reduce firearm violence and misuse.

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.