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DHHS Releases Paper on Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care

Friday, May 18, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a policy paper with information for health care providers regarding the transition to Medicaid managed care, expected to launch in 2019.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Tornado Survivors in Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper’s request for temporary food and nutrition benefits for Guilford and Rockingham county residents affected by the April 15 tornado has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That clears the way for tornado survivors in those counties to apply for temporary Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits.

Governor Cooper Reports More than 5,700 Treated in First Year of Federal Opioid Grant

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Across North Carolina, 5,717 individuals--nearly four times the first-year goal--have benefited since May 2017 from a federal grant aimed at helping battle an opioid crisis that is killing nearly four people a day in this state, Governor Roy Cooper reported today.

QuitlineNC Offering Free Nicotine Patches with Gum or Lozenges

Monday, May 14, 2018

QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone service that helps people quit smoking and other tobacco use, is offering eight weeks of nicotine patches combined with either nicotine gum or lozenges for free until the end of the month or while supplies lasts.

May 10 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Each year, tens of thousands of children and their families in North Carolina face the challenges of living with mental health issues and seeking treatment and care. Governor Roy Cooper has declared today as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, an observance related to Mental Health Month, also observed during May.

State Health Officials Advise North Carolinians to "Fight the Bite"

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April is Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month in North Carolina, and as the weather continues to warm up, state health officials are advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” by taking measures to reduce their risk of tick and mosquito bites. Based on preliminary data, there were 896 cases of tick-borne diseases in North Carolina last year and 95 cases of domestically acquired and travel-associated mosquito-borne diseases.

DHHS Approved for Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Project

Friday, April 20, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin a pilot project in Cumberland, Durham, Johnston and Wake counties to offer rehabilitation services for adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury on or after their 22nd birthday.

DHHS Releases Interactive Map Showing Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.

Public Health: A Year-Round Effort to Keep North Carolina Healthy

Friday, April 13, 2018

The important contributions of North Carolina’s strong public health system are highlighted this month by a proclamation from Governor Roy Cooper designating April as Public Health Month. Public health departments provide flu vaccines, screen for health issues, take precautions to keep disease from spreading and promote tobacco cessation efforts. 

North Carolina Observes Month of the Young Child

Thursday, April 12, 2018

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services employees and partners are recognizing the Month of the Young Child with events across the state to support the 250,000 young children enrolled in child care centers and family child care homes across the state.