Press Releases

Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

Friday, June 10, 2016

As North Carolina approaches summer, health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging citizens to take extra precautions against heat-related illnesses.

N.C. Division of Public Health supports call for EPA to develop nationwide safe water standards

Friday, April 1, 2016

Efforts by a national organization of public health agency peers to have a uniform set of nationwide drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency has been embraced by the North Carolina Division of Public Health.  The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials took the stand last month.

Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

Friday, March 18, 2016

Health Officials Urge Regular Screening, Early Treatment

State Health Officials Encourage Ongoing Awareness of Travel Recommendations

Friday, March 4, 2016

State officials continue to encourage awareness of travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they pertain to Zika virus.

First Travel-Related Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in North Carolina

Friday, February 19, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first case of Zika virus infection in a North Carolina resident.

State Health Officials Urge Awareness of Zika Virus, Travel Recommendations

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean.

ICYMI: Get Ready for Flu Season

Monday, December 14, 2015

This year’s flu season seems to be getting a slow start, say state health officials, so people still have time to get their flu shots and develop immunity before the chorus of coughs and sneezes catches up with you.

NC DHHS Secretary Encourages Flu Vaccine During National Influenza Vaccination Week

Monday, December 7, 2015

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer encourages all North Carolina residents to protect themselves against the flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 6-12.

N.C. DHHS Recognizes World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today is World AIDS Day, which renews opportunities for health service agencies to work actively and collaboratively with partners to raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation. 

NC DHHS Warns Overuse of Antibiotics Can Be Unsafe; Get Smart - Know When Antibiotics Work

Friday, November 20, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging the public and healthcare providers to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to reduce the growth of antibiotic resistance, particularly during flu season.