COVID-19 Government Health

Foothills Health District receives $426,748 from DHHS

NCDHHS Allocates $35 Million to Local Health Departments for COVID-19 Response Raleigh The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is allocating $35 million in federal funding to local health departments to support the COVID-19 response. Per federal guidelines, counties will be able to use these funds to support COVID-19 staffing, infection controls, testing […]

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NCCARE360 to coordinate whole-person care

Raleigh – Jun 22, 2020 Through a public-private partnership, North Carolina has created the nation’s first statewide technology platform, NCCARE360, to coordinate whole-person care uniting traditional healthcare settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health, such as food, housing, transportation, employment and interpersonal safety. NCCARE360 is now available in all 100 counties. “All kinds […]

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NC Senate Passes “No Patient Left Alone Act”

PRESS RELEASE: North Carolina General Assembly Senator Warren Daniel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: 6-19-2020 Senate Passes “No Patient Left Alone Act” Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Senate today passed the No Patient left Alone Act, which allows hospitalized patients to designate one visitor who would be permitted access to their room in accordance […]

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Professor who studies coronaviruses doesn’t see ‘sustained leveling’ in NC

JUNE 1, 2020, BY KATE MARTIN, Carolina Public Press A man walks through downtown Goldsboro on May 15, wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite lowered pandemic restrictions in recent weeks, the data doesn’t support claims of “sustained leveling” in North Carolina, according to a professor who studies coronaviruses. Melissa Sue Gerrits / […]

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Report: NC’s failure to expand Medicaid constitutes “violence against the poor”

By NC Policy Watch Staff [Editor’s note: A new “must read” report from the North Carolina Poverty Research Fund provides what is perhaps the most damning assessment yet of North Carolina’s failure to follow the lead of dozens of other states by expanding Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Care Act. The following summary/introduction […]

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Foothills Health District Discusses Covid-19 Response at Board Meeting

May 28, 2020 On Tuesday May 26 Foothills Health District (FHD) had their board meeting in the Rutherford County Annex Building. It was streamed live from the Rutherford County Commissioner’s chamber. Foothills Health District is the organization in charge of the McDowell and Rutherford County Health Departments as well as the organization that handles all […]

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Governor Cooper Highlights Innovative Safety Training Program for Restaurants, Other Businesses

Count on Me NC provides free online training to protect customers and employees in Phase 2 and beyond Raleigh May 22, 2020 Today, Governor Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) President and CEO Lynn Minges to highlight Count […]

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Karen Powell, FHD Director: Duties and Powers of Enforcement for Covid-19

May 21,2020 In my on-going informational series about Foothills Health District today I want to focus on who our health director is and what her duties are, as well as answer a few questions that had been sent to me concerning the recent incident in Spindale with Carolina Cafe.  To do this I referenced NC […]

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Who Are “The Guardians”  (Foothills Health District)

  May 19,2020 In late January of this year it was acknowledged that Covid-19 entered our country. The nation suddenly found itself in the grip of a pandemic. The government turned to national health experts across the country to help, they in time turned to State health officials who then turned to local health department […]