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Crisis Intervention Program Has $43.9 Million to Assist with Heating and Cooling Emergencies

Monday, August 13, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has $43.9 million available from the Administration for Children and Families to support the Crisis Intervention Program in state fiscal year 2018-19.

DHHS Releases Request for Proposal for Prepaid Health Plans

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Today the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for organizations wishing to participate in Medicaid managed care as Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs) when the program launches in 2019.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Accepting Nominees for Assistive Technology Awards

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is accepting applications for the Stephen E. Sallee Assistive Technology Awards of Excellence.

DHHS Awards Contract for Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Broker Services to MAXIMUS

Friday, August 3, 2018

The NC Department of Health and Human Services today announced that it has awarded its contract for Medicaid managed care enrollment broker services to MAXIMUS, a government services provider based in Reston, Va. This is the first procurement contract award as the state prepares to move toward Medicaid managed care in North Carolina, a major milestone in the Medicaid transformation process

Four Honored with Small Business Award by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Friday, August 3, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services honored four small business owners across North Carolina with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award

Governor Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Seek $25 Million in Federal Grants to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Monday, July 30, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 48, paving the way for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to immediately apply for $25 million in federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Recognizes ADA Anniversary, Urges Continued Progress for North Carolinians with Disabilities

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed Thursday, July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day in North Carolina.

DHHS Reports State’s First Death This Year Related to West Nile Virus

Friday, July 20, 2018

State health officials are encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses following the death of a North Carolina resident from West Nile virus infection last week. This is the state’s first death from and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018.

As Back-to-School Season Approaches, Time to Ensure Immunizations Are Up to Date

Thursday, July 19, 2018

With back-to-school season approaching, health officials are reminding North Carolinians to ensure their preteens and teenagers are current on their vaccinations.

Limited Number of Residents Near Fayetteville Works Site to be Invited to Participate in Blood and Urine Testing

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Bladen and Cumberland county health departments to test the blood and urine of up to 30 residents living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility for the presence of GenX and 16 other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.