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North Carolina Receives CDC Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Overdose

Friday, September 4, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Branch has received $939,000 in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids.

ICYMI: State health grant will help train Triad-area paramedics

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $5,000 grants Thursday that will allow 11 counties to train paramedics in mental health crisis intervention.

ICYMI: N.C. Hospitals Applaud McCrory's Mental Health Task Force Plan

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Last week, Governor Pat McCrory signed an Executive Order creating a Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force that will be jointly co-chaired by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos, M.D. and North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin.

NC DHHS Helps Citizens in Crisis Access Behavioral Health Care

Thursday, July 16, 2015

More than 2,500 patients across the state may be diverted each year from hospital emergency departments to behavioral health crisis centers with help from $5,000 grants awarded to each of 11 counties and their Emergency Medical Services, announced Courtney Cantrell, PhD, Director of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

ICYMI: Mental health pilot program expands into Alamance and Caswell

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Critical Time Intervention pilot program, a part of North Carolina’s Crisis Solutions Initiative which assists adults with mental illnesses during transition periods, is planning for an expansion after receiving funding through a federal block grant, according to a Department of Health and Human Services press release.

ICYMI: Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

More than 4,000 people who are working to recovery from substance abuse disorders will have some extra help, thanks to a $7.8 million federal grant that's coming to North Carolina.

DHHS Piloting Behavioral Health Crisis Program

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Director Courtney Cantrell, PhD, of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, announced that four Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCO) were selected to pilot Critical Time Intervention, a program that assists adults with mental illness who are going through a transition phase in their recovery process.

North Carolina receives $7.8 million grant to aid people with substance use disorders

Monday, June 29, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will soon be able to help more than 4,000 people with substance use disorders access recovery support services.

ICYMI: New Gaston Program for People Facing Crisis

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

More than 450 people attended a community celebration to kick-off the Gaston County Critical Time Intervention (CTI) program.

W. B. Jones Center Withdraws from Medicare/Medicaid; Services Remain Unchanged

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) submitted a letter to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today seeking voluntarily withdrawal of the inpatient treatment beds at Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center from participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs effective May 1, 2015.