Press Releases

DHHS is announcing its plans to realign the core functions of the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), which administers North Carolina's Medicaid program. DMA will have a "flattened" organizational structure with five clearly defined and integrated functions, enhancing its operations and financial controls and increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

In preparation for a major overhaul of the state's Medicaid system, Wos (pronounced 'Vosh') and several NCDHHS officials are touring community hospitals in North Carolina. Her goal is to learn the challenges and accomplishments of health care providers for providing Medicaid services.

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Courtney Cantrell, Ph.D. will assume the permanent role as the Director of the Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS).

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Margaret "Mardy" Peal submitted her resignation yesterday to pursue an opportunity in the private sector that will allow her to spend more time with her family.

As counties statewide work through large backlogs of overdue Medicaid cases, Guilford County's ranks among the smallest of the metropolitan counties.

People from McDowell, Caldwell and Alexander counties who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need medical detox from alcohol or drugs will soon be served by a new behavioral health crisis stabilization facility set to open by the fall of 2015 in Lenoir.

The N.C. DHHS' Division of Public Health, the Mecklenburg County Health Department and SIM USA are working in collaboration upon the return of missionaries, staff and their families from West African countries currently affected by an Ebola outbreak.

NC DHHS' Division of Public Health is updating the health advisories issued in February 2014 related to the coal ash spill in the Dan River near Eden. The advisories address concerns associated with human exposure and consumption of fish and shellfish.

State health officials are urging North Carolinians to remain diligent in personal efforts to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released the following infographic in recognition of NCTrack's 1-year service anniversary