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The NC Office of State Human Resources' (OSHR) "Be a Hazard Hero" Program was selected by the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC)-whose mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging vigilance and awareness surrounding Norovirus, a contagious intestinal illness, that remains prevalent through March.
A report released this week by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows encouraging progress about HIV and AIDS in the state.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has created an Ebola web page that provides information for the public and healthcare providers, updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fact sheets and a list of FAQs.
For a pair of Rowan County paramedics, their third try yielded the top performance during a judged competition with five other teams at this week's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.
Secretary Aldona Wos said that the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Division of Public Health has been working closely with its public health partners and health care providers since July to prepare for the possibility that a patient in North Carolina might be diagnosed with Ebola.
A subsequent test of a new specimen provided by the patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham has resulted in a confirmed negative laboratory diagnosis for Ebola.
Testing conducted at the State Laboratory of Public Health, located in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), returned a preliminary negative result for Ebola in a patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Kendra Gerlach will join the DHHS leadership team as the director of the Office of Communications.
The public is invited to comment on North Carolina's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Caseload Reduction Credit Report.
Penny Slade-Sawyer, Jim Martin, and Dr. Jean-Marie Maillard discuss various health issues in three separate videos.
U.S. Acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak will speak at the N.C. Public Health Association (NCPHA) Fall Educational Conference about the 32nd Surgeon General's report on smoking and health.
DHHS is announcing its plans to realign the core functions of the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), which administers North Carolina's Medicaid program.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Courtney Cantrell, Ph.D. will assume the permanent role as the Director of the Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS).
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Margaret "Mardy" Peal submitted her resignation yesterday to pursue an opportunity in the private sector that will allow her to spend more time with her family.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services continues the successful roll out of Crossroads, an IT system that is improving the way WIC benefits are delivered.
NC DHHS' Division of Public Health is updating the health advisories issued in February 2014 related to the coal ash spill in the Dan River near Eden.
North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.
The Duke Endowment has approved a $1.5 million grant to the NC Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health and Community Care for further expansion of the Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP).
The public is invited to comment on the state's Social Services Block Grant plan. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services creates this plan every year to outline how federal social services block grant funds will be administered.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos today announced Robin Gary Cummings, M.D., DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services, will assume the duties of Medicaid director. He will continue to serve as acting state health director.
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health has released its annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in North Carolina hospitals.
As the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services assists Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties in their response to a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler, it is important to remind people to always take precautions when preparing food, whether at home or at a restaurant.
The N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), which provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement and other support services to people with physical, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities, is seeking public input.
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently presenting a framework to reform the N.C. Medicaid program to the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group.
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos today recognized the first group of instructors for the state's new Youth Mental Health First Aid program.
Since the landing of English settlers off the coast of what is now North Carolina, midwifery has been practiced.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a health advisory related to acetyl fentanyl, following at least three deaths related to the synthetic drug.
NC DHHS' Division of Public Health is reminding residents and visitors to use caution during extreme weather conditions and recovery efforts.
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health is issuing two health advisories related to the recent coal ash spill in the Dan River in Eden.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Deputy Secretary Robin Gary Cummings, M.D. will lead the Division of Medical Assistance and lead a team to transform Medicaid's operations.
First Lady Ann McCrory will light up the executive mansion in red tomorrow through the end of February to raise awareness for heart disease among women.
With just days remaining until the USDA's February 10 deadline, the backlog of FNS cases (food stamps) has dropped by 92.5 percent since January 23.
North Carolina families are seeing the benefits of improving FNS (food stamp) numbers across the state as DHHS works collaboratively with our county partners to meet the USDA milestones for February 10.
State and county workers across North Carolina have reduced the backlog of FNS cases (food stamps) by just over 72 percent in the last 10 days, ensuring benefits for thousands of families.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Rear Adm. Penelope Slade-Sawyer will join DHHS' leadership as the director of the Division of Public Health, effective March 3, 2014.
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