Press Releases

Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants.

State Health Officials Advise N.C. Residents to "Fight the Bite" During Warm Weather Months

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.

Seven Mumps Cases Identified in April; N.C. Health Officials Encourage Precautions

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is encouraging North Carolinians to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines after seven mumps cases were identified in North Carolina residents in April.

N.C. DHHS Accepting Applications For Operation Fan Heat Relief

Monday, May 1, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services begins accepting applications for Operation Fan Heat Relief today. People 60 and older, as well as adults with disabilities, are eligible to sign up for assistance through Oct. 31 at local aging agencies across the state.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Waiver

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families save on energy and expenses by installing materials that create a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient home environment.

Public Input Sought on Medicaid Reform; Sessions Scheduled Across the State

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input on the transformation of the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs.

N.C. Health Officials Encourage Protection Against HIV and STDs

Friday, April 21, 2017

State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April.

Reported Flu Deaths Climb to 110 Statewide

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Twenty flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

Flu Still Widespread in North Carolina

Friday, March 10, 2017

An additional 17 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 4, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Flu activity has started to decrease but the virus is still widespread in the state.

DHHS Secretary Asks Clinicians to Help Fight Opioid Abuse

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, is calling on thousands of clinicians across North Carolina to join the fight against opioid addiction in North Carolina, a crisis that has seen more than 13,000 North Carolinians die unnecessarily from unintentional overdoses since 1999.