Press Releases

DHHS Observes Health Center Week

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In recognition, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., today visited the Advance Community Health Center in Raleigh and Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation designating the third week of August as National Health Center Week in North Carolina.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Waiver

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families save on energy and expenses by installing materials that create a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient home environment.

Stay Safe and Healthy Through The Winter Season

Monday, December 26, 2016

State health officials encourage North Carolinians to take health and safety precautions during the winter months.

Applications for Heating Bill Assistance Open Dec. 1

Monday, November 28, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning Dec. 1, 2016.

Governor McCrory Secures Extended Hot Food Waiver for All 100 Counties

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory’s request was approved today to extend the statewide hot food waiver until November 30. This measure will help meet the needs of individuals and families still affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 13 Additional N.C. Counties

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved his request for citizens in an additional 13 counties slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew to be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 18 N.C. Counties

Friday, October 21, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that thousands of households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval this morning of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

North Carolina Receives Hot Food Waiver Approval for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients

Friday, October 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers.

 

Replacement Benefits Available for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients With Losses Related to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services recipients have until Oct. 18 to request replacement of their benefits if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to Hurricane Matthew.

N.C. DHHS Helping More Than 80,000 Homes Stay Warm

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As winter weather makes headlines nationally, N.C. DHHS wants to remind North Carolinians about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).