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North Carolina Receives 1115 Waiver Approval, a Major Milestone for Medicaid and NC Health Care System

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

North Carolina today received federal approval to implement the transition to Medicaid managed care and integrate physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy benefits. Receiving approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the amended 1115 Demonstration Waiver application submitted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in 2017 is a major milestone in implementing North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation and in moving the state’s health care system toward further integration and coordination.

North Carolinians in FNS or Work First Programs Can Now Access Account Information on Mobile App

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today that people who receive help buying food through the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program or cash assistance through the Work First program can now access account information through a free mobile application called ebtEDGE.

Residents of Three Additional Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Starting Monday, residents of Anson, Orange and Union counties impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP.”

DHHS Receives Results from Blood and Urine Testing of 30 Residents Near Fayetteville Works Site

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it has received results from blood and urine samples of 30 people living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility who rely on well water and were evaluated for the presence of GenX and 16 other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also referred to as PFAS.

North Carolina Wins $27 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Misuse

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

North Carolina will receive $27 million over the next year to fight the state’s opioid epidemic by getting people off opioids and preventing others from misusing them, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Grants include $23 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will administer both grants. 

Governor Cooper Temporarily Suspends Fees for Replacement Vital Records for Victims of Hurricane Florence

Thursday, October 11, 2018

To further the Hurricane Florence recovery effort, Governor Roy Cooper has ordered the North Carolina Vital Records Office to temporarily waive its fees for North Carolinians who have been impacted by the storm and need replacement vital records. 

Thursday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in Greene County

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Thursday, Oct. 11 in Greene County.

This Saturday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in 27 Counties

Friday, October 5, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Saturday, Oct. 6, in 27 of the 28 counties currently eligible for the program.

North Carolina’s Top Paramedic Team for 2018 is from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center AirCare

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare team of Roger Horton and Barry McMillian claimed the title at the 28th Annual Paramedic Competition held this week in Greensboro, marking the second time in four years that the AirCare team from Wake Forest Baptist has won the event. The victory marked the fourth in the past decade for Horton and McMillian, who also triumphed at the competition in 2009 and 2010 while working for Surry County.

Greene County Residents Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food Starting Wednesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Starting Wednesday, Greene County residents impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” Governor Roy Cooper announced Monday.