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  A Quick Look at Agencies and Programs

North Carolina Public Health is Division Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS)
; responsible for protecting and
improving health of people of North Carolina.
Organizational Structure
11 departments (see organizational chart ) and 10 boards and commissions including Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians, NC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Commission for Health Service

Key Services
Chronic Disease and Injury - Working to reduce death and disabilities through education, policy change
to ensure a productive and healthy life for all North Carolinians

State Center for Health Statistics - Responsible for data collection, health-related research, production
of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics

State Laboratory of Public Health - Provides medical and environmental laboratory services (testing,
consultation and training) to public and private health provider organizations

Read more about DPH divisions and services...

  • Annual Budget (Costs): $589.3 M FY 05-06
  • Percent of Costs Funded by State Taxes: 25.86 %       $152.4 M FY 05-06
  • Other Funding Sources: In FY05-06: Rreceived $2.8 M Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant from US Department of Health & Human Services Chronic to support disease and injury prevention programs

Initiatives and Achievements

  • Local Accreditation: In 2002, undertook initiative to develop standards-based-system for accrediting local public health departments throughout the state
  • Eat Smart, Move More NC: in 2000, initiative to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating, implemented by Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Unit of DPH

Contact Information
5605 Six Forks Road, 1st Floor
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 707-5000 Tel
(919) 870-4829 Fax

Director: Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH

Website Information
NC Department of Health and Public Services
Featured Items
DHHS is the largest agency in state government, responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.
Imperative 1: Healthy Children and Families
   Goal 1.2: Encourage Healthier Lifestyles
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