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State health officials continue to encourage North Carolinians to take preventive measures against mosquito bites and to stay informed of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to areas with local, active transmission, now including Miami, Fla.
State health officials continue to encourage North Carolinians to take preventive measures against mosquito bites and to stay informed of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to areas with local, active transmission, now including Miami, Fla.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends taking precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites as summer weather approaches.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends taking precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites as summer weather approaches.
 
On March 25, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Social Services (DSS) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that protects Mexican minors in the event they have been separated from their parents or guardians.
On March 25, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Social Services (DSS) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that protects Mexican minors in the event they have been separated from their parents or guardians.
 
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.
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.
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.
 
As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather and North Carolinians snuggle in their households keeping doors and windows closed to stay warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for home radon testing.
As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather and North Carolinians snuggle in their households keeping doors and windows closed to stay warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for home radon testing.
 
Friday, Jan. 2, marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The smoke-free law prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of most restaurants and bars, with limited exceptions for private clubs and some cigar bars.
Friday, Jan. 2, marks the fifth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law. The smoke-free law prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of most restaurants and bars, with limited exceptions for private clubs and some cigar bars.
 
The public is invited to comment on North Carolina's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Caseload Reduction Credit Report.
The public is invited to comment on North Carolina's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Caseload Reduction Credit Report.
 
Governor Pat McCrory urged parents and adults to talk to young people about the dangers of underage drinking during the launch of the "Talk- It-Out" campaign which was held today at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh.
Governor Pat McCrory urged parents and adults to talk to young people about the dangers of underage drinking during the launch of the "Talk- It-Out" campaign which was held today at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh.
 
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the few recent infections in the United States have alarmed many Americans. Considering how modern transportation and technology have made the wide world into a smaller place, Americans should be concerned.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the few recent infections in the United States have alarmed many Americans. Considering how modern transportation and technology have made the wide world into a smaller place, Americans should be concerned.
 
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.
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.
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.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that Kendra Gerlach will join the DHHS leadership team as the director of the Office of Communications.
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births.
The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births.
 
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.
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 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).
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 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.
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.
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.
 
tate health officials are urging North Carolinians to remain diligent in personal efforts to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
 
North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.
North Carolina's second case of chikungunya was confirmed today in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.
 
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.
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.
 
The DHHS Division of Medical Assistance will launch the first of two strategic planning work groups to shape N.C. Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) to align with today's health care environment and the McCrory administration's Medicaid reform plan.
The DHHS Division of Medical Assistance will launch the first of two strategic planning work groups to shape N.C. Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) to align with today's health care environment and the McCrory administration's Medicaid reform plan.
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
This is an update on DHHS' most recent interaction with USDA.
 
Anelys Rojas, a young woman from Venezuela who lives in Cary, is learning English. She helped test accessibility at several sites in the Spanish-language travel guide for people with disabilities: ACCESO Carolina del Norte.
Anelys Rojas, a young woman from Venezuela who lives in Cary, is learning English. She helped test accessibility at several sites in the Spanish-language travel guide for people with disabilities: ACCESO Carolina del Norte.
 
Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that for the first time since the State Employees Combined Campaign began in 1985, the leadership team of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has achieved 100 percent participation.
Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that for the first time since the State Employees Combined Campaign began in 1985, the leadership team of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has achieved 100 percent participation.
 
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