Press Releases

First Travel-Related Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in North Carolina

Friday, February 19, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first case of Zika virus infection in a North Carolina resident.

State Health Officials Encourage Radon Testing

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

As part of Governor Pat McCrory’s commitment to a healthy North Carolina, the Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging North Carolinians to test their homes for radon.  Officials are distributing free radon test kits through county health departments.

Top N.C. Health Educator Joins Team Shaping N.C.'s Medicaid Reform

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Secretary Rick Brajer announced today that Dr. Warren Newton, a leading health educator in North Carolina, has agreed to serve the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a senior medical advisor to help shape Medicaid reform, while continuing his current role as director of North Carolina’s Area Health Education Centers.

State Health Officials Urge Awareness of Zika Virus, Travel Recommendations

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean.

ICYMI: Get Ready for Flu Season

Monday, December 14, 2015

This year’s flu season seems to be getting a slow start, say state health officials, so people still have time to get their flu shots and develop immunity before the chorus of coughs and sneezes catches up with you.

NC DHHS Secretary Encourages Flu Vaccine During National Influenza Vaccination Week

Monday, December 7, 2015

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer encourages all North Carolina residents to protect themselves against the flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 6-12.

N.C. DHHS Recognizes World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today is World AIDS Day, which renews opportunities for health service agencies to work actively and collaboratively with partners to raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation. 

N.C. DHHS Focuses Attention on Adoption Awareness

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In recognition of November as Adoption Awareness Month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services thanked families and professionals in the adoption community during an event held Nov. 20 on the eve of Adoption Awareness Day.

NC DHHS Warns Overuse of Antibiotics Can Be Unsafe; Get Smart - Know When Antibiotics Work

Friday, November 20, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging the public and healthcare providers to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to reduce the growth of antibiotic resistance, particularly during flu season.

N.C. DHHS to Accept Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program Dec. 1

Friday, November 13, 2015

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, 2015.