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In light of recent nationwide concerns about antibiotic-resistant infections, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging healthcare providers and the public to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to limit the spread of antibiotic...
N.C. DHHS' Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) has awarded funding to four projects to enhance mental health and substance abuse crisis services. Projects will receive $998,458 each year for the 2014-15 fiscal year and 2015-16 fiscal year.
In light of the multi-state measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park, public health experts in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging preventive measures and reminding everyone that vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against me
As winter weather makes headlines nationally, N.C. DHHS wants to remind North Carolinians about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Applications are still being accepted through March 2015 or until funding is exhausted.
As flu season is progressing, we want to make you aware that the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services continues to update its flu web page, www.flu.nc.gov, to ensure we are providing the most current information to the public, media and healthcare providers in an easily accessible manner.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) launched its first North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations this week, awarding the distinction to eight child care facilities.
Time is running out to get vaccinated before the expected peak of flu season, health officials say. The flu has hit hardest in late December and early January over the past few years, said Anita Valiani, an epidemiologist with the state Department of Health and Human Services.
DHHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services, Governor's Advisory Council on Aging and, North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging are co-hosting a series of listening sessions being held in conjunction with Older Americans Month.
During the month of January - National Radon Action Month - the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing the importance of having a home safe from radon.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today the McCrory Administration's Crisis Solutions Initiative, a new statewide effort to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina. This initiative will bring healthcare, government, law enforcement, and community leaders togethe
In order to return to her home state and take a job in the private sector, Carol Steckel has accepted a position with WellCare Health Plans in Tampa, Florida.
"The Food Dialogues is a signature event series designed by USFRA® to answer the tough questions about agriculture," said Larry Wooten, President of N.C. Farm Bureau, a member organization of NCAAC.
Public health authorities are investigating reports of illness following a church barbeque fund raiser held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at the Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby, NC.
On September 19, 2013, local radio personality Lynda Loveland will moderate two panel discussions for The Food Dialogues®: North Carolina event hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) and the North Carolina Animal Agriculture Coalition (NCAAC).
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is highlighting programs across the state that aim to reduce the prevalence of suicide as part of National Suicide Prevention Week.
With flu cases already appearing in our state, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos is encouraging all North Carolinians to protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that North Carolina is sharpening its focus on spending through the Medical Eye Care Program effective Sept. 1 to ensure that funds stretch as far as possible to provide needed treatments and surgeries to income-eligible people at risk
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos, M.D., hosted a health delegation from Taiwan today using the model at Wake Human Services to demonstrate the economies and effectiveness of an integrated system for delivery of health and human services.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today announced it has received a $773,728 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to provide free and/or low-cost prescription drugs in rural counties over the next 12 months.
Today, North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos, M.D. underscored the need for county and state officials to continue to work in partnership to help qualified North Carolinians receive Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) on-time.
Publisher's note: Well this is new - two new press from DHHS, which we have never published before. In the public's interest, we publish them both.
Governor Pat McCrory's Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina is an innovative approach to redesign the state's Old Medicaid system into a safety net that improves patients' health and saves taxpayer dollars.
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