Press Releases

Two Hospitals Selected to Increase Rural Psychiatric and Substance Use Treatment Capacity

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The new beds will help reduce travel distances to inpatient beds and decrease wait times for individuals in emergency departments who need inpatient behavioral health care. At least half of the beds will serve people who are unable to pay for care, or have Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE.

Hepatitis B, C on Rise in N.C.; Health Officials Encourage Precautions, Testing

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Based on preliminary data, 172 new cases of hepatitis B and 186 new cases of hepatitis C were reported across the state in 2016. An estimated 110,000 to 150,000 North Carolinians have a chronic hepatitis C infection, and 25,000 to 66,000 have a chronic hepatitis B infection.

Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants.

State Health Officials Advise N.C. Residents to "Fight the Bite" During Warm Weather Months

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.

Seven Mumps Cases Identified in April; N.C. Health Officials Encourage Precautions

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is encouraging North Carolinians to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines after seven mumps cases were identified in North Carolina residents in April.

N.C. DHHS Accepting Applications For Operation Fan Heat Relief

Monday, May 1, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services begins accepting applications for Operation Fan Heat Relief today. People 60 and older, as well as adults with disabilities, are eligible to sign up for assistance through Oct. 31 at local aging agencies across the state.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Waiver

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families save on energy and expenses by installing materials that create a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient home environment.

Public Input Sought on Medicaid Reform; Sessions Scheduled Across the State

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input on the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs.

N.C. Health Officials Encourage Protection Against HIV and STDs

Friday, April 21, 2017

State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April.

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.