Press Releases

Myths vs Facts: What New York Times, Huffington Post and other media outlets aren't saying about common-sense privacy law

Friday, March 25, 2016 1. Does the new bill limit or prohibit private sector companies from adopting their own nondiscrimination policies or practices?Answer: No. Businesses are not limited by this bill. Private individuals, companies and universities can adopt new or keep existing nondiscrimination policies.

19 Recent Deaths Associated With Synthetic Opioids; State Officials Urge Awareness

Thursday, March 24, 2016

State health officials are alerting law enforcement and medical professionals of potent synthetic opioids, including furanylfentanyl, following at least 19 related fatalities in North Carolina since the beginning of this year.

Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

Friday, March 18, 2016

Health Officials Urge Regular Screening, Early Treatment

State announces new LME/MCO service regions

Thursday, March 17, 2016

State health officials announced today that the state- and Medicaid-funded Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations providing mental health, intellectual and developmental disability and substance use services to North Carolina citizens will be consolidating into four service regions across the state.

N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application available for public comment

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is receiving public comments through April 18, 2016, on the draft N.C. Medicaid reform waiver application. Public feedback is important to shape the final application before it is submitted June 1, 2016, to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Well owners to start receiving letters on drinking water

Friday, March 11, 2016

State health officials have begun to mail letters to well owners who previously received “do not drink” advisories for hexavalent chromium and vanadium informing them that those recommendations have been withdrawn and that their water is as safe to drink as most cities and towns across the state and country.

State Health Officials Encourage Ongoing Awareness of Travel Recommendations

Friday, March 4, 2016

State officials continue to encourage awareness of travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they pertain to Zika virus.

Medicaid Reform Plan Offers a North Carolina Solution

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

State health officials today unveiled an innovative, multi-year draft plan for reforming North Carolina’s Medicaid program to achieve better patient care, better community health, improved doctor-patient engagement and cost containment.

ICYMI: First Responders Learn About Mental Health Resources

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services Crisis Solutions Initiative congratulates Stokes County emergency responders for completing Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.

Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use Presents Update to Legislative Committee

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use provided a legislative committee with an update of its work to improve mental/behavioral health services in North Carolina. The task force will present its final report to Governor McCrory in May.