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Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 76, Access to Healthcare Options, into law.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released a comprehensive plan to invest $1 billion in addressing North Carolina’s mental health and substance use crisis, including anxiety and depression rates that have almost quadrupled, overdose deaths that have jumped 72 percent and youth suicide rates that have doubled.

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the North Carolina congressional delegation urging long-term recurring federal investment in quality child care.

Governor Roy Cooper joined DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley, UNC System President Peter Hans, Chancellors and leaders from the 17 UNC System campuses on a virtual meeting on Friday, February 17, to discuss ongoing investments and efforts to support mental health for college students across North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced $7.7 million in new funding to support North Carolina’s postsecondary institutions in providing additional mental health services to students. 

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.