Press Releases

Reported Flu Deaths Climb to 110 Statewide

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Twenty flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

Flu Still Widespread in North Carolina

Friday, March 10, 2017

An additional 17 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 4, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Flu activity has started to decrease but the virus is still widespread in the state.

DHHS Secretary Asks Clinicians to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, is calling on thousands of clinicians across North Carolina to join the fight against opioid addiction in North Carolina, a crisis that has seen more than 13,000 North Carolinians die unnecessarily from unintentional overdoses since 1999.

Flu on the Rise, 16 Additional Deaths Reported

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The number of confirmed flu cases and flu-related deaths is rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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.