Press Releases

Crisis Intervention Program Has $43.9 Million to Assist with Heating and Cooling Emergencies

Monday, August 13, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has $43.9 million available from the Administration for Children and Families to support the Crisis Intervention Program in state fiscal year 2018-19.

Application Period for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Extended Through Tuesday for Guilford County Residents

Monday, May 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today approved a one-day extension for eligible Guilford County residents to apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits. The one-day extension, which came at the request of county officials, means that Guilford County residents can apply for benefits on Tuesday at the Guilford County Department of Social Services.

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.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Keeps North Carolina Families Warm

Monday, February 26, 2018

More than $9 million remains available to help eligible households pay their heating bills through the state-administered Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The federally funded program helps keep families safe and healthy by providing a one-time payment directly to the utility company.

Applications for Low-Income Energy Assistance Accepted Starting Friday

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Friday.

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.