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WSOC-TV Charlotte
North Carolina Governor Cooper announces new opioid crisis planof working together in our battle against the opioid crisis." The North Caroli
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 51 minutes ago
of working together in our battle against the opioid crisis." The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funding. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THE PLAN Among other things, it will increase the capacity of... Read more
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MLive.com
Lawyer for Michigan DHHS director suggests clash between Flint water researchersan attorney for Lyon, questioned McElmurry about the disagreement between the t
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
an attorney for Lyon, questioned McElmurry about the disagreement between the two men Friday. Both officials at DHHS and Edwards had similar concerns about communicating with the public about bacteria in filters when public trust about... Read more
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CBS 58 Milwaukee
Abele names new director of Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human ServicesMary Jo Meyers has the right combination of dedication, integrity, and expertis
CBS 58 Milwaukee / Posted 4 days ago
Mary Jo Meyers has the right combination of dedication, integrity, and expertise to keep doing the right thing at DHHS.” “I’m thrilled at this opportunity to use my experience and my passion for continuous innovation to serve Milwaukee... Read more
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The News & Observer
Congress could cut health insurance for some kids. Here’s what parents can do now.Would all kids on N.C. Health Choice lose health insurance when the state runs
The News & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
Would all kids on N.C. Health Choice lose health insurance when the state runs out of funds? A: Eventually, yes, but DHHS officials would prioritize families according to seniority and need. To stretch funds, the state would likely first... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Person killed at IHOP in Hickory, homicide investigation underwaydata showing that African-Americans trail their white counterparts on measures
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
data showing that African-Americans trail their white counterparts on measures of achievement and discipline. Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
3 deputies, officer shot during manhunt in York Countydata showing that African-Americans trail their white counterparts on measures
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
data showing that African-Americans trail their white counterparts on measures of achievement and discipline. Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Officer-involved shooting in York County under investigationof Public Safety, 36-year-old Gita Saengsomphou Intavong was last seen on Patte
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
of Public Safety, 36-year-old Gita Saengsomphou Intavong was last seen on Patterson Street in China Grove. Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Silver Alert issued for missing endangered China Grove womanof Public Safety, 36-year-old Gita Saengsomphou Intavong was last seen on Patte
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
of Public Safety, 36-year-old Gita Saengsomphou Intavong was last seen on Patterson Street in China Grove. Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Active crime scene underway in York CountyCharlotte Highway in York. Multiple sheriff deputies, Emergency Medical Service
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
Charlotte Highway in York. Multiple sheriff deputies, Emergency Medical Services and fire officials are on scene. Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
UPDATE: Newborn found in Tucson airport bathroom safe, healthyPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DH
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health centerPolice, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health center Investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services into Strategic Behavioral Center in Charlotte... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Police, DHHS investigate incidents at children’s mental health center Investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services into Strategic
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
Investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services into Strategic Behavioral Center in Charlotte... Read more
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MLive.com
Michigan's bill for Flint water crisis attorneys rises above $20 millionoffice. The DEQ's spending for civil and criminal attorneys related to Flint w
MLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
office. The DEQ's spending for civil and criminal attorneys related to Flint water to date tops $5.5 million, and DHHS has spent an additional $3.3 million so far for both criminal and civil attorneys tied to the water crisis. The $20.3... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Tap water at 'rundown' government welfare site in Hobart contaminatedtold not to drink the water and bottled water being provided, a spokesman for t
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
told not to drink the water and bottled water being provided, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) played down the issue, arguing the problem was "in areas that were unoccupied, or not used by staff for drinking... Read more
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The Courier
Probe into Western Hotel after illness hits mournersin the ongoing investigation. “We are working hand-in-hand with the department
The Courier / Posted 11 days ago
in the ongoing investigation. “We are working hand-in-hand with the department … we have been an open book and have given (DHHS staff) full access to the hotel,” Mr Cronin said. Mr Cronin admitted the outbreak occurred at the hotel, but stressed... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Local law on marijuana processors could be changingof Health and Human Services is promising to enforce rules that could restrict
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 13 days ago
of Health and Human Services is promising to enforce rules that could restrict sick peoples access to medical marijuana. DHHS says donating plants has always been illegal, while medical marijuana supporters say enforcement will cut off access to... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Local law on marijuana processors could be changingof Health and Human Services is promising to enforce rules that could restrict
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 13 days ago
of Health and Human Services is promising to enforce rules that could restrict sick peoples access to medical marijuana. DHHS says donating plants has always been illegal, while medical marijuana supporters say enforcement will cut off access to... Read more
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MLive.com
Flint water crisis attorneys for Lyon, Wells take home combined $1M so farand the proof is in the invoices being picked up by state taxpayers. Records r
MLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
and the proof is in the invoices being picked up by state taxpayers. Records requested by MLive-The Flint Journal from DHHS show billings by Willey & Chamberlain PLLC to represent department Director Nick Lyon have already topped $776,000, and... Read more
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Daily Press
Newport News homeless day center likely delayed into the fallproperty. So protocol required the city to ask the Department of Health and Hum
Daily Press / Posted 14 days ago
property. So protocol required the city to ask the Department of Health and Human Services for permission to use it. DHHS approved the city's application but, in that same email, unexpectedly referred the city to the Navy as the next... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Flu kills 7 more people, including child, NC officials report2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
House will take up short-term GenX measures next weekalso be required to share data on emerging water contaminants with neighboring
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 17 days ago
also be required to share data on emerging water contaminants with neighboring states. Other parts of the bill require DHHS to consult with the state Science Advisory Board on health goals for new contaminants and order the School of Government... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NC House committee approves 'stop-gap' GenX billof Environmental Quality (DEQ) to study its permitting processes; the N.C. Depa
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 17 days ago
of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to study its permitting processes; the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to communicate health goals to the Secretaries' Science Advisory Board; and calls on the environmental agency to... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says t
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 17 days ago
2017-2018 flu season. The state Department of Health and Human Services says the child was between the ages of 5 and 17. DHHS doesn't provide other identifying details about flu victims. In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC says it doesn’t have the equipment to deal with new pollution threatsneeded to identify what they called emerging contaminants. And according to Wal
The News & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
needed to identify what they called emerging contaminants. And according to Walker Wilson, the chief policy advisor at DHHS, that’s concerning since chemicals like GenX still need a lot of research. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial... Read more
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The News & Observer
Obamacare enrollment is down in NC. Blame the Trump administration, Roy Cooper says.top of that, the Trump administration also shortened the enrollment period, fro
The News & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
top of that, the Trump administration also shortened the enrollment period, from three months to six weeks. DHHS also cut its budget for advertising Obamacare by more than 90 percent. Under Trump, DHHS was led for a few months by... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NC House committee to hear bill on emerging contaminantsshort-term measures addressing emerging contaminants, the bill directs the N.C.
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
short-term measures addressing emerging contaminants, the bill directs the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to share details about new health standards for emerging contaminants with the Secretaries' Science Advisory Board;... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Legislators head back to Augustafiscal office has estimated 27 million the first year, rising to 54 million whe
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 19 days ago
fiscal office has estimated 27 million the first year, rising to 54 million when the program is fully implemented. Maine DHHS says 63 million to start, eventually reaching more than 90 million. The Legislature's Appropriations Committee will... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Legislators head back to Augustafiscal office has estimated 27 million the first year, rising to 54 million whe
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 19 days ago
fiscal office has estimated 27 million the first year, rising to 54 million when the program is fully implemented. Maine DHHS says 63 million to start, eventually reaching more than 90 million. The Legislature's Appropriations Committee will... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Cardinal spending a ‘slap in the face’ to family waiting 7.5 years for serviceswait list for the 20 counties it serves. Currently, 12,738 individuals have sl
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 20 days ago
wait list for the 20 counties it serves. Currently, 12,738 individuals have slots and are getting services, according to DHHS. Slots become available if more are approved by the General Assembly or if someone leaves the program. That happens if... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Top Story of 2017: GenX revelation leads to outrage, actionGenX as part of a production process at the plant since 1980. The N.C. Departm
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
GenX as part of a production process at the plant since 1980. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) initially set a health goal of nearly 71,000 parts per trillion (ppt). After consulting with the U.S. Environmental... Read more
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Canberra Times
Victoria Police officer sacked for punching 13-year-old boy in face is reinstatedis the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision rela
Canberra Times / Posted 24 days ago
is the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision relating to a police assault on a boy in DHHS care. In September, The Age reported on the case of Jack*, a 15-year-old who was in handcuffs when he was punched in... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
FDA lets recalled food sit on shelves too long, investigators saysaid the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn't done enough to get contaminat
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 24 days ago
said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn't done enough to get contaminated food off shelves quickly in the past. DHHS officials looked at past cases and released a report, saying that the FDA didn't "evaluate health hazards in a timely... Read more
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The Age
Victoria Police officer sacked for punching 13-year-old boy in face is reinstatedis the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision rela
The Age / Posted 25 days ago
is the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision relating to a police assault on a boy in DHHS care. In September, The Age reported on the case of Jack*, a 15-year-old who was in handcuffs when he was punched in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria Police officer sacked for punching 13-year-old boy in face is reinstatedis the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision rela
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 25 days ago
is the second time this year the board has been asked to review a decision relating to a police assault on a boy in DHHS care. In September, The Age reported on the case of Jack*, a 15-year-old who was in handcuffs when he was punched in... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
38 NC jail inmates have died this year. Nearly half involved lack of supervision.59, was found in distress in his cell by another inmate. He later died in the j
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 25 days ago
59, was found in distress in his cell by another inmate. He later died in the jail. A cause has yet to be made public. A DHHS investigator checked the electronic supervision logs. They indicated Curry had gone unwatched for nearly 70 minutes... Read more
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The News & Observer
38 NC jail inmates have died this year. Nearly half involved lack of supervision.59, was found in distress in his cell by another inmate. He later died in the j
The News & Observer / Posted 26 days ago
59, was found in distress in his cell by another inmate. He later died in the jail. A cause has yet to be made public. A DHHS investigator checked the electronic supervision logs. They indicated Curry had gone unwatched for nearly 70 minutes... Read more
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The News & Observer
Inmate’s death leads to state investigationthings were followed like we always do,” he said. Jails are required under sta
The News & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
things were followed like we always do,” he said. Jails are required under state law to report inmate deaths to the DHHS, but Perdomo was no longer in the jail or in Harnett’s custody at the time he died. Lewis’ agency does not investigate... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Long Creek is failing to keep Maine kids safe. It’s time for its doors to close.mistreatment. The Long Creek report backs this up. One of its two central reco
Bangor Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
mistreatment. The Long Creek report backs this up. One of its two central recommendations is to examine and address how DHHS policies and practices failed to catch these struggling youth before they were sent to Long Creek. The Legislature and... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Barreca: The seven words the CDC can’t saywords include “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,”
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 30 days ago
words include “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” The DHHS is the part of the federal government whose mission is to protect the health of all Americans and to provide “essential... Read more
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The Courier
‘We are trying to show these children that they can trust police’cases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children h
The Courier / Posted a month ago
cases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children have been subjected to.” Under the program, DHHS workers and police meet monthly, sharing intelligence and taking out intervention orders on potential abusers to stop... Read more
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The Courier
Child grooming in the spotlight as part of Ballarat police programcases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children h
The Courier / Posted a month ago
cases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children have been subjected to.” Under the program, DHHS workers and police meet monthly, sharing intelligence and taking out intervention orders on potential abusers to stop... Read more
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The Courier
Child grooming in Ballarat police sights as part of joint programcases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children h
The Courier / Posted a month ago
cases we are trying to undo many years of cumulative harm that these children have been subjected to.” Under the program, DHHS workers and police meet monthly, sharing intelligence and taking out intervention orders on potential abusers to stop... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Corrections officials say Long Creek is making progress, fixing problemsCommissioner said he took the mental illness problem to Governor LePage several
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted a month ago
Commissioner said he took the mental illness problem to Governor LePage several months ago, and that LePage told DHHS to develop a plan to deal with the mental health needs of the Long Creek residents. He said the details are still being... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Corrections officials say Long Creek is making progress, fixing problemsCommissioner said he took the mental illness problem to Governor LePage several
WLBZ Bangor / Posted a month ago
Commissioner said he took the mental illness problem to Governor LePage several months ago, and that LePage told DHHS to develop a plan to deal with the mental health needs of the Long Creek residents. He said the details are still being... Read more
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Times Leader
The 7 words the CDC can’t saywords include “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,”
Times Leader / Posted a month ago
words include “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” The DHHS is the part of the federal government whose mission is to protect the health of all Americans and to provide “essential... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
NC: No update on toxic GenX-tainted honeyspokeswoman Heather Overton said they are continuing to work with DEQ and the N
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted a month ago
spokeswoman Heather Overton said they are continuing to work with DEQ and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to understand the matter. "While we understand that the health risks to consumers are not considered significant," she... Read more

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