Press Releases

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order that takes several steps to defend access to reproductive health services in North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Kody H. Kinsley attended the launch of a Trillium Health Resources mobile integrated care unit in Washington County.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper donated blood at the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina and encouraged eligible North Carolinians to make an appointment to give blood.

As the U.S. reckons with record-breaking drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 epidemic, Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies is making a five-year, $120 million investment to help combat the overdose crisis in the hard-hit states of Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

The North Carolina Council on Health Care Coverage held its last meeting today to finalize principles to help guide Governor Roy Cooper and legislative leaders as they consider options to increase affordable and comprehensive health coverage for North Carolinians.

Governor Roy Cooper today encouraged North Carolinians who need health insurance for 2021 to take action before the Dec. 15 deadline and enroll or re-enroll for coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at

Governor Roy Cooper has announced the formation of The North Carolina Council for Health Care Coverage to be convened by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a request for applications to fund up to $10.6 million in community-based projects to prevent opioid overdoses for people who are involved in the justice system.

Through a public-private partnership, North Carolina has created the nation’s first statewide technology platform, NCCARE360, to coordinate whole-person care uniting traditional healthcare settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health, such as food, housing, transportation, employment and interpersonal safety.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week in North Carolina to recognize the 40,000 men and women who readily provide lifesaving care to those in need.