Press Releases

DHHS staff are at work in Raleigh and others have been deployed to county DSS agencies and regional processing centers this weekend, providing over the shoulder support and processing assistance to county staff.

With just days remaining until the USDA's February 10 deadline, the backlog of FNS cases (food stamps) has dropped by 92.5 percent since January 23.

Study Identifies Forecasting Opportunities

North Carolina continues to make significant progress toward meeting federal requirements for processing FNS (food stamp) applications and recertifications

Counties across North Carolina continue to make headway toward the February 10 goal for eliminating backlogs of FNS (food stamp), with more than 1,100 additional applications processed

State and county workers across North Carolina have reduced the backlog of FNS cases (food stamps) by just over 72 percent in the last 10 days, ensuring benefits for thousands of families.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Rear Adm. Penelope Slade-Sawyer will join DHHS' leadership as the director of the Division of Public Health, effective March 3, 2014.

A public meeting on Medicaid reform will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 by the N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

North Carolina has reported the state's first child death from flu for the 2013-2014 flu season.

During the month of January - National Radon Action Month - the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance of having a home safe from radon.