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Department of Health and Human Services

Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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Several senior living facilities fined

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The NC Department of Health and Human Services has fined several senior living facilities in Wilmington. videoThe Commons at Brightmore paid the state $20,000 for failing to secure bed railings and supervise residents at risk for falls. The fine came after a resident died from their injuries. Full story...
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State health director resigns after 18 months

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North Carolina's state health director resigned Tuesday after 18 months on the job. Full story...
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NC, feds agree on adult care homes

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North Carolina health officials and federal attorneys have reached an agreement that could move thousands of residents in adult care homes with serious mental illness into community housing. Full story...
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New Hanover Community Action loses Head Start designation

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Problems at New Hanover County Community Action have cost the organization its role as a Head Start provider. The US Department of Health and Human Services sent Community Action a letter terminating the group's designation as a Head Start grantee. Full story...
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