State Health Secretary Kody Kinsley

COMMENTARY

Medicaid expansion: Up on blocks

BY: - August 14, 2023

Town Hall on Youth Mental Health to be held in Winston-Salem Thursday

BY: - March 16, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will hold a town hall Thursday evening on the mental health crisis among children and teens. The discussion will bring together NCDHHS officials and state lawmakers to get input from the public and talk about possible solutions. The most recent data from the federal Centers for […]

As COVID numbers trend lower, NC legislators get an earful on the pandemic’s toll

BY: - February 16, 2022

Stress, substance use, and a serious shortage of nurses are some of COVID’s lasting impact NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley wasted little time Tuesday in outlining for lawmakers the scars that the pandemic has left in its wake. “We have lost a lot of ground. We know nearly 1 in […]

Contact tracing, staying home no longer required for K-12 students, staff exposed to COVID-19

BY: - February 10, 2022

Individual contract tracing is no longer recommended for K-12 schools and students and staff members are no longer required to stay home after a COVID-19 exposure unless they experience symptoms or test positive for the disease, according to an update to the state‚Äôs StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit. The new rules go into effect Feb. 21, […]