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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.

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.

After a review of the incident, it has been determined that some Medicaid cards were incorrectly sent because of human error in computer programming and the quality assurance process in printing the new Medicaid identification cards.

Effective January 1, due to new eligibility rules and requirements under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), 70,253 children were switched from NC Health Choice to Medicaid. As a result, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services had to issue new Medicaid cards to these children, and it has been determined that 48,752 of them were mailed to the incorrect recipients.

Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials today at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible.