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North Carolina improved its overall public health ranking more than any other state in this year's report released by the United Health Foundation.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that a new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina's more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.
Governor Pat McCrory announced funding is now available for the transport of patients suffering a mental health crisis to mental health centers instead of emergency departments.
After an 80-day extension costing taxpayers well over $1 million, the North Carolina House and Senate chambers have finally reached a tentative budget agreement with a price tag of roughly $22 billion - a fiscally conservative budget considering that spending increased by only 3.1 percent which...
Just when we were beginning to trust that North Carolina's Medicaid program was better managed and actually spending within its allocated budget we learned the program hasn't been paying doctors and hospitals what they are owed.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Early Intervention Branch announces public review of and comment on the state's federal grant application under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
DHHS today announced contracts with two leading service firms - Alvarez and Marsal and Navigant Healthcare - to support the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) as it continues its work to improve and strengthen operations of the North Carolina Medicaid program.
Today's updated numbers show that North Carolina continues to make significant progress toward meeting federal requirements for processing FNS (food stamp) applications and recertifications.
Counties across North Carolina continue to make headway toward the February 10 goal for eliminating backlogs of FNS (food stamp), with more than 1,100 additional applications processed on Tuesday.
Anthony Vellucci, Program Director for NC FAST (NC Families Accessing Services through Technology), will leave DHHS March 7 to join EngagePoint, a private healthcare software and IT services firm based in Maryland.
In the letter (attached), the USDA acknowledges the significant progress the state has made toward reducing the remaining outstanding cases.
A public meeting on Medicaid reform will be held by the N.C. Medicaid Reform Advisory Group and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Childhood hunger is a problem that affects almost every community in North Carolina. In 2013, over 806,000 low-income children received meals through the National School Lunch Program.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos held a late afternoon conference call with legislators to provide an update on NC FAST regarding the status of compliance with the USDA standards for Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps).
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today presented its Medicaid reform plan to the General Assembly.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Aldona Wos today announced that Dave Richard will become the Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Services, effective March 14.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations to provide essential human services for persons with special needs.
Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that, despite last week's revelation of an additional 8,100 cases in Guilford County, DHHS is optimistic that the state and counties have reasonably achieved the USDA's March 31 milestone.
he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that North Carolina successfully met requirements to reduce the number of pending food stamp applications and recertifications.
Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina's Mobile Disaster Hospital is being sent to Mississippi to provide medical support to a community whose 41-bed hospital, medical clinics and only nursing home was destroyed by the tornadoes on Monday.
North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.
NCTracks will achieve its first service anniversary on July 1 as the single system for processing claims and payments for Medicaid and other N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs.
With $2 billion in cost overruns the past four years, Medicaid continues to be North Carolina's most volatile political conundrum, and now unanswered questions about its spending and growth threaten to delay passage of 2014-15 state budget adjustments before next Monday's deadline.
State Auditor Beth Wood has chided the Department of Health and Human Services for dragging its feet in gaining federal certification for its NCTracks Medicaid information system, an omission that could cost the state $9.6 million a year.
Legislative Democrats took a few jabs at state Auditor Beth Wood, a fellow Democrat, at a Tuesday meeting of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services.