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North Carolina Provides Crisis Counseling to Over 200,000 People Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that over 200,000 people impacted by Hurricane Florence have been served through the Hope 4 NC behavioral health crisis counseling program since September 2018.

NCDHHS Investigates Cases of Legionnaires' Disease

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 The Buncombe and Henderson County Health Departments, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, are investigating multiple cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in individuals who attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC, Sept. 6–15, 2019.

Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center Celebrates 50 Years of Recovery

Monday, September 23, 2019 BLACK MOUNTAIN — The Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center celebrated 50 years of recovery services for residents of western North Carolina with a community event held Sept. 21.

North Carolina Receives Maternal Health Innovation Grant to Strengthen Perinatal Care

Friday, September 20, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received federal funding that will support a key goal of the state’s Early Childhood Action Plan and the Perinatal Health Strategic Plan, reducing maternal mortality. A total of $10 million was awarded through the State Maternal Health Innovation Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Funding Available for Rural Health Care Providers Post-Hurricane Florence

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The NC Office of Rural Health (ORH) has received a one-time $1 million grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to support health care providers in 34 FEMA-identified counties affected by Hurricane Florence.

DHHS Recommends Continued Mosquito Precautions to Prevent Illness

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

State health officials are encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses this fall.

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Helps More Than 5,000 Find Jobs in 2018

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Last year the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) helped more than 5,000 individuals with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment.

Statement from NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., on NC House Budget Veto Override

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The budget and the House vote process are profoundly disappointing. In a time of a surplus, this budget makes massive cuts to DHHS that will potentially impact everything from health inspections of restaurants to the safety of drinking water to child protective services. This budget harms the people of North Carolina and fails to protect basic health and safety services that millions of people take for granted.

Food and Nutrition Services Benefits to be Issued Early, WIC Flexibilities Allowed due to Hurricane Dorian

Friday, September 6, 2019

North Carolina households who currently receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) will receive September 2019 benefits early so that they can purchase necessary food immediately following Hurricane Dorian’s landfall. The state of North Carolina will make more than $88 million available to approximately 380,000 households to enable them to immediately purchase food and replace food that was lost as a result of the disaster.

How to Keep Wells Safe Before and After Flood

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

North Carolinians can take action to better prepare private wells for a flood ahead of Hurricane Dorian, even if you are making plans to evacuate. The Division of Public Health has issued guidance to help keep your well safe before and after a flood.