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Read about how Inclusion Works allows individuals with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, to be successful in competitive integrated employment when provided with reasonable accommodations – Brittany Ellis's story.

This week, (Aug. 28 - Sept. 1) is National Community Health Worker (CHW) Awareness Week. CHWs are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served.

NCDHHS' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps Kelly Gilliam land a job through WorkSource West’s Vocational Skills Training program in Morganton.

North Carolina has received several awards recognizing the incredible dedication of communities, health departments, schools, daycares, workplaces and businesses that provide the essential support to make breastfeeding possible.

NCDHHS' Hospital-Based Public Health Epidemiologist (PHE) Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. NCDHHS' Division of Public Health (NC DPH) developed the program in 2003 to increase the surveillance of significant events in public health by placing public health epidemiologists in the state's largest hospital systems. The partnerships between NC DPH and the state's hospitals have had a profound effect on communicable disease surveillance and have enhanced the protection of North Carolinians.

Eight of North Carolina’s WIC and Public Health offices earned Breastfeeding Awards of Excellence from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service this year. Six won the Gold Award, and both of the Premiere Awards given this year – the most prestigious presented in the region – were claimed by WIC offices in North Carolina.

NCDHHS' Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is accepting comments on its WIC State Plan for Fiscal Year 2024 (Oct. 1, 2023 - Sept. 30, 2024) through Aug. 15.

On Monday, Aug. 7, the American Red Cross began accepting blood donations from newly eligible individuals, many in the LGBTQ+ community, under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expanded eligibility recommendations.

Traffic stops can be nerve-wracking for anyone – even more so for drivers who may have difficulty communicating with law enforcement officers due to hearing loss. That’s why the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) has partnered with NC State Highway Patrol to develop a Driver Communication Card.

This week, NCDHHS celebrated 33 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on July 26, 1990.