North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
Established by State law in 1977 (N.C.G.S. 143B-181.1) as the Division of Aging and Adult Services, it has been the organization within the NC Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for planning, administering, coordinating, and evaluating the activities developed under the federal Older Americans Act and the programs for older adults funded by the NC General Assembly. As the designated State Unit on Aging, required by the federal Older Americans Act P. L. 106-501), the Division is the state's foremost leader in identifying and responding to the aging of our population.
DAAS Operational Statement in Support of the DHHS Mission
DAAS works to promote the independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community-based system of opportunities, services, benefits, and protections; to ready younger generations to enjoy their later years; and to help society and government plan and prepare for the changing demographics.
Through partnering with our fellow DHHS divisions and offices as well as with Area Agencies on Aging, County Departments of Social Services, County Departments and Councils on Aging, other local services and programs for older adults, persons with disabilities, senior leaders, and other public and private interests-the Division plans, administers, coordinates, and evaluates a community-based system of opportunities, services, benefits, and protections to advance the social, health, and economic well-being of seniors and persons with disabilities and their families.
DAAS Action in Support of DHHS Vision
The Division of Aging and Adult Services will be North Carolina's foremost leader in identifying and responding to the increasing challenges and opportunities presented by our rapidly expanding aging society and the challenges of persons with disabilities. We will achieve these goals through effective public policies and programs developed in cooperation with others across state departments, within the Department of Health and Human Services, and outside of government. The Division will act as a catalyst to empower consumers in support of enhancing personal responsibility and to promote the effective use of all resources for the well-being of seniors and persons with disabilities and their families.
DAAS will work in a manner consitent with DHHS Values:
DAAS POLICY GOALS
Last updated March 13, 2013