The leadership moves coincide with the Governor’s executive order encouraging agencies to consolidate and realign state government, to improve service and efficiency, according a DHHS news release.
“As we move to enact the Governor’s executive order, the focus shifts to a more integrated approach to improving the health of all North Carolinians,” outgoing DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler said. He will be working in consultation with incoming Acting Secretary Al Delia to begin the formation of the new division.
State health official stepping down, 1-24-12, Winston-Salem Journal, by Richard Carver
Governor Names Delia Acting DHHS Secretary, Bulletin, 1-20-12
Special Report: DHHS Secretary Cansler Resigns, Doctor to Doctor Blog, 1-14-12