On May 22, 2014, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted to consolidate the Departments of Public Health and Social Services. The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services includes the Divisions of Public Health and Social Services. With the consolidation, the Board of County Commissioners became the board of the combined agency. On August 18, 2014, the Director of Health and Human Services was appointed; and on September 18, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners created the Human Services Advisory Committee.
Guilford County Health and Human Services has wide ranging responsibilities within the community that produces tangible results throughout the life cycle of its residents. From birth to death, families rely on direct services provided by Health and Human Services which includes health, nutrition, poverty and protection.