Press Releases

DHHS staff are at work in Raleigh and others have been deployed to county DSS agencies and regional processing centers this weekend, providing over the shoulder support and processing assistance to county staff.

With just days remaining until the USDA's February 10 deadline, the backlog of FNS cases (food stamps) has dropped by 92.5 percent since January 23.

A public meeting on Medicaid reform will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 by the N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

During the month of January - National Radon Action Month - the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance of having a home safe from radon.

After a review of the incident, it has been determined that some Medicaid cards were incorrectly sent because of human error in computer programming and the quality assurance process in printing the new Medicaid identification cards.

Effective January 1, due to new eligibility rules and requirements under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), 70,253 children were switched from NC Health Choice to Medicaid. As a result, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services had to issue new Medicaid cards to these children, and it has been determined that 48,752 of them were mailed to the incorrect recipients.

Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials today at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible.