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We are committed to meeting the evolving health & social needs of our community.  

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is the primary department responsible for protecting the health of all Dare County residents and protecting, strengthening and helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency.

The Department of Health & Human Services partners with individuals, families and the community to strengthen their efforts towards healthy living, independence, permanence and safety. The department is comprised of a public health division, social services division, and administrative division.

Our Board

The Dare County Health & Human Services Board is comprised of members selected by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. This board is responsible for policy making and rule making in accordance with North Carolina General Statute Laws and meets at least quarterly throughout the year. The board meets every 4th Tuesday of February, May, August, and November unless otherwise noted. All meetings of the board are subject to the provisions of North Carolina‚Äôs open meeting law.

Our Strategic Plan

The strategic planning process is meant to strengthen the organization internally, and focus on a range of agency- level organizational goals, strategies, objectives, and new initiatives.

In November of 2013, the Dare County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to merge the Department of Public Health and the Department of Social Services to form the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. 

In efforts to support consolidation between Social Services and Health, a team was tasked with creating a Consolidated Strategic Plan. 

The plan is designed to be implemented until the end of June 2019 and the department has made a summary and the entire report available to the community.