Press Releases

Western N.C. Communities Receive $1.6M to Enhance Workers’ Health Care

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 1:17 PM

A new program aimed at improving worker health in the automotive, aviation and manufacturing sectors in Western North Carolina launched today, Governor Roy Cooper announced. Communities can apply for more than $1.6 million to support local efforts to enhance health care for these critical employees. 

Governor Cooper Urges Precautions to Avoid Flu, Fight Its Spread

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 12:37 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today urged all North Carolinians to take extra precautions to avoid catching or spreading the flu virus during peak flu season. Influenza has claimed the lives of at least 140 North Carolinians since flu season began in October.

Governor Cooper Announces Next Wave of Funding and New Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 10:07 AM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the next wave of funding to combat the opioid crisis from the 21st Century Cures Act/State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant that North Carolina received in May 2017. Since May, 3,200 individuals have benefitted from these programs, and the funds announced today are expected to treat an additional 3,300 North Carolinians with an opioid use disorder. 

STOP Act Provision Takes Effect Jan. 1, Will Limit Opioid Prescriptions

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 2:58 PM

New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The STOP Act, supported by Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, sets new initial prescribing limits and is part of the state’s multi-pronged effort to reduce the oversupply of prescription opioids that has contributed to increased addiction and unintentional overdose deaths.

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