Press Releases

NCDHHS Extends Open Enrollment for Medicaid Beneficiaries, Announces Statewide Move to Managed Care in February

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that it will extend open enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and move to a statewide transition to managed care on February 1, 2020. DHHS shared the following announcement: Managed care in North Carolina was scheduled to roll out in two phases, with Medicaid beneficiaries in part of the state beginning managed care services on Nov. 1, 2019 and most of the state beginning on Feb. 1, 2020. With today’s announcement managed care will now go-live in one phase for the whole state beginning on Feb.1, 2020. 

Governor Cooper Releases 2019 NC Early Childhood Action Plan

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Today at the Early Childhood Summit in Raleigh, Governor Roy Cooper will release the state’s 2019 NC Early Childhood Action Plan. The plan provides a framework to galvanize coordinated, statewide public-private action to achieve 10 measurable goals for young children that address health, safety, family resilience and learning outcomes.

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen Named One of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders. Modern Healthcare’s biennial recognition program honors the top women health care executives who are influencing health policy and care delivery models across the country. 

DHHS Releases Interactive Map Showing Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.

Secretary Wos Announces Key Leadership Changes at DHHS

Thursday, May 21, 2015

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos, MD, announced today that Robin Gary Cummings, MD, Deputy Secretary for Health Services and Medicaid Director, will step down from his position to accept the role of Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

DHHS pleased to announce clean financial bill of health

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Office of the State Auditor today released the results of an in-depth financial audit that found the Department of Health and Humans Services' financial statements to be accurate, complete and prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes no material findings.