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Latest News

DHHS Revises Health Advisories for the Dan River Area

N.C. residents reminded to take precautions following first locally acquired cases of chikungunya virus in Florida

Governor, DHHS Secretary Confer With Wilmington Health

NC Tracks Reaches 1-Year Anniversary (infographic)

NCTracks Reaches 1-Year Milestone as Program Continues to Grow

NC Tracks Reaches 1-Year Anniversary

Second Case of Travel-Related Chikungunya confirmed in North Carolina

DHHS receives $1.5 million Duke Endowment grant to expand telepsychiatry program

Rural areas get aid from DHHS

Caution needed as extreme temperatures arrive in NC

First Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in North Carolina, Associated with Caribbean Travel

ICYMI: Editorial: McCrory right to push Medicaid overhaul

ICYMI: Opinion: The wrong treatment plan

ICYMI: WIC program upgrades spur more convenience, efficiency

ICYMI: Letter: Making better health-care decisions

Mobile Hospital Becomes Temporary Medical Center

Educators learn to help teens in crisis

DHHS Highlights Youth Mental Health First Aid as part of Mental Health Awareness Month

Radio Interview: DHHS Explains ACO Model on WFAE's Charlotte Talks

ICYMI: FEMA mobile hospital to return medical care to tornado ravaged city

ICYMI: New N.C. Medicaid director talks health care reform

ICYMI: Video: New Medicaid director ready for reform

North Carolina-Based Mobile Disaster Hospital Deploying to Storm-Ravaged Mississippi

Pinehurst Doctor Appointed to Lead State Medicaid Office

DHHS Secretary Wos Announces Dr. Robin Cummings Assumes Duties as Medicaid Director

DHHS Releases Annual Report Regarding Healthcare-Associated Infections

USDA Confirms DHHS Successfully Met Food Stamp Requirements

ICYMI: N.C. Medicaid ACO Program Could Save $1B Over Five Years Via Downside Risk

DHHS encourages safety measures to prevent spread of Hepatitis A

ICYMI: Drescher: More NC residents seeing psychiatrists through real-time video

DHHS Secretary Wos reads to children

Editorial: Telepsychiatry is needed alternative in crisis situations

Media Advisory: Secretary Wos to read to children in Raleigh as part of statewide childhood development initiative

ICYMI: Point of View: Accountable Care Organizations are the key to better care

ICYMI: Moore doctor turned state official pitches Medicaid reform proposal

ICYMI: Medicaid Officials Tout Effectiveness of New Plan

State and Counties Substantially Reduce Food Stamp Backlog

ICYMI: Video: Mental Health Policy in the Carolinas

ICYMI: Medicaid Reform Holds Promise

Radio Interview: Dave Richard Discusses DHHS Medicaid Reform Presentation to the General Assembly

Our View: New state plan better than privatization

Sponsors Wanted for N.C. Summer Food Service Program

Infographic: DHHS Presents Medicaid Reform Plan to the General Assembly

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos Tells Legislators that County and State Leaders Are Positioned to Reach USDA's March 31 Deadline

ICYMI: N.C. medical community reacts favorably to proposed Medicaid reforms

ICYMI: Health Groups Line Up In Support of DHHS' Medicaid Reform Plan

DHHS Presents Medicaid Reform Plan to the General Assembly

DHHS to Unveil Medicaid Reform Proposal on Monday, March 17 in Raleigh

DHHS Announces Dave Richard as Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Services

ICYMI: State Calls on Doctors, Hospitals to Share in Medicaid Reform

Competitive Grant Program for State-wide Health and Human Service Initiatives

ICYMI Radio Interview: DHHS' Dave Richard on Medicaid Reform and Mental Health

DHHS Presents Realistic and Achievable Medicaid Reform Framework

ICYMI Editorial: Mental health first aid

N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to Hold Third Public Forum

DHHS Launches Youth Mental Health First Aid to Address Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues

DHHS to Launch Youth Mental Health First Aid

Anthony Vellucci to Leave Role as DHHS Program Director for NC FAST

DHHS Issues Health Advisory for Deadly New Synthetic Drug

Mental Health Crisis Solutions Coalition Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 25th in Raleigh

Federal Government Confirms DHHS Met February 10 FNS Deadline

DHHS Cautions Residents to Be Aware of Health Risks of Extreme Weather Conditions

DHHS Issues Health Advisories for Dan River Area

DHHS Announces Dr. Robin Gary Cummings Will Lead Efforts to Transform Medicaid Operations

DHHS Releases Latest Correspondence To USDA

N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to Hold Third Public Forum Wednesday, February 26

FNS Saturday Update: Statewide Push Continues

DHHS Announces Nationally Recognized Firms to Support NC Medicaid Operations

FNS Update: State and County Staff Poised to Work Through the Weekend

ICYMI: NC FAST will improve the way social service benefits are administered

FNS Update: County, State Staff Give Extra Effort to Meet USDA Deadline

FNS Update: Counties, State Work to Maintain Productivity

FNS Update

State DHHS, Counties Push to Meet USDA Milestone

ICYMI: DHHS, Counties Are Working Aggressively to Meet USDA Deadline

DHHS Announces Rear Admiral and Assistant U.S. Surgeon General Penelope Slade-Sawyer to Lead Public Health Division

N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to Hold Second Public Forum on Wednesday, January 15

N.C. DHHS Reports First Child Flu Fatality for 2013-14 Season

DHHS Offers Free Radon Test Kits for Your Home

DHHS encourages flu vaccine as seasonal flu deaths continue to rise

Acting Medicaid Director Sandra Terrell Releases Information on the Incorrect Mailing of Medicaid Cards

Acting Medicaid Director Sandy Terrell Releases Information on Medicaid Card Incident

Medicaid Cards Incorrectly Mailed to Recipients

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