Newsletter Articles

Five NCDHHS Employees Honored with 2021 Richard Caswell Award for 45 Years of Public Service

Five NCDHHS employees were recently honored with the 2021 Richard Caswell Award for 45 years of public service. The NCDHHS employees join 12 other state employees in the honor and collectively make up more than 765 years of public service.

NC Medicaid Provides Resources and Outreach to NC Medicaid Providers

Approximately 1.6 million of the current 2.5 million Medicaid beneficiaries will transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care on July 1, 2021. Under Managed Care, the State is contracting with insurance companies, called Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs). PHPs will be paid a capitated rate, which is a pre-determined set rate per person to provide health care services.

NCDHHS Celebrates the Week of the Young Child™

North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on the success of its young children today – that’s why early childhood has been a key priority of both Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS.

Deadline Extended for Families with Children to Apply for NC Extra Credit Grant

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is joining the North Carolina Department of Revenue to encourage families with children who have not already received $335 in coronavirus relief funding to apply for a payment before the May 31, 2021 deadline.

Secretary Cohen, Leadership Celebrate NCDHHS Employees at Virtual Team Recognition Awards Event

Employees from across NCDHHS were honored with the annual NCDHHS Team Recognition Awards in a virtual event on March 25. The awards recognized NCDHHS teams who have gone above and beyond to further our mission and demonstrated the NCDHHS values during 2020.

Division of Aging and Adult Services Presents 2019 Awards to Winners Making a Difference for NC’s Older Citizens

Each year, the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services awards individuals, organizations, programs and communities that have made significant contributions in support of the division’s efforts to enhance resources, services and opportunities for the state’s older citizens. 

Broughton Hospital Employee Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Service

The Governor's Award for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee can receive for dedicated service to the State of North Carolina and its citizens. The Governor's Awards for Excellence program acknowledges and expresses appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties but are in the nature of a major contribution reflecting credit on the person and state service.

NCDHHS Awarded Grant to Support Respite Care Programs

NCDHHS’ Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will receive $240,000 for the first year of a 3-year project from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) Lifespan Respite Care Program for services provided by DHHS' respite programs. North Carolina is one of 16 states to receive ACL grant awards.

DHHS Receives Grant to Promote Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

NCDHHS’ Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) was recently awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help promote a public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

DHHS Offers Innovative Professional Development for NC Pre-K Teaching Community

The COVID-19 crisis has provided an important moment for NCDHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) to lead the country by offering innovative, digital professional development supports to all NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) teachers across the state. While in-person learning is strongly recommended for all NC Pre-K children, DCDEE is working proactively to ensure that families who may need to quarantine are able to continue to readily support their child’s learning and stay aligned to their classmates.