Press Releases

DHHS Secretary Rick Brajer Receives Award for Work in Mental Health

Monday, December 19, 2016

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Rick Brajer has been presented the John Baggett Advocate Award from the North Carolina chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates North Carolina House

Friday, December 16, 2016

A ceremony was held Dec. 15 to dedicate the North Carolina House to its new owners, Anayo Offia and Chinyere Okafor, originally from Nigeria. The couple assisted in the construction of their new home.

Bridging Local Systems: Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Services Collaboration

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to convene Regional Leadership Summits involving Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCO) and Departments of Social Services (DSS) with the goal to foster better collaboration and coordination of care for children, families and adults served by DSS who have behavioral health needs.  

Applications for Heating Bill Assistance Open Dec. 1

Monday, November 28, 2016

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, 2016.

Pilot Programs to Improve Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

Friday, November 18, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applicants to develop recommendations of Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use, including employing case management and other targeted strategies to help those with mental health and substance use issues across the state. 

Governor McCrory Secures Extended Hot Food Waiver for All 100 Counties

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory’s request was approved today to extend the statewide hot food waiver until November 30. This measure will help meet the needs of individuals and families still affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Eight Additional North Carolina Counties

Monday, November 7, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory’s request for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits for North Carolina households impacted by Hurricane Matthew was approved today for eight additional counties.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 6 Additional N.C. Counties

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved his request for citizens in six more counties inundated in October by flooding from Hurricane Matthew to be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 13 Additional N.C. Counties

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved his request for citizens in an additional 13 counties slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew to be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 18 N.C. Counties

Friday, October 21, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that thousands of households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval this morning of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.