The Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.
The Department is divided into 30 divisions and offices. NCDHHS divisions and offices fall under four broad service areas - health, human services, administrative, and support functions.
NCDHHS also oversees 14 facilities: developmental centers, mental retardation centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers, and two residential programs for children.