Press Releases

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released an updated North Carolina Dental Opioid Action Plan to provide clear steps and solutions for dentists and their staff, patients, families and communities to address the opioid epidemic.

With the goal of keeping families and communities safe from firearm injury and death, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a white paper describing public health strategies to reduce firearm violence and misuse.

In observance of Family Engagement Month this November, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is proud to announce new early learning resources for families with young children.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss diabetes prevention and management, the impacts of COVID-19 for people with diabetes and the importance of protection from the virus.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health is proud to recognize the selfless, community-minded spirit of health professionals and volunteers in North Carolina communities during National Rural Health Day 2022.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is refreshing the COVID-19 dashboards to enhance design and user experience.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric death from flu for the 2022-2023 flu season.

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center will host the 46th Annual Holiday Parade on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is A Superheroes Holiday Parade, and the community is encouraged to dress in superhero clothing to support our JIRDC and community health care heroes.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live Spanish-language Cafecito and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss updated COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 and up, testing and treatments, flu vaccines and what North Carolinians need to know before they go to seasonal gatherings.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2022-23 flu season.