Press Releases

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. 

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 Officials Encourage Precautions After Lapse in Email Encryption Protocol

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is notifying affected citizens and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights of a Nov. 30, 2016, incident in which protected health information was sent to health care providers via an unencrypted email.

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.