Newsletter Articles

Department Hosts Cybersecurity Town Hall Alongside U.S. DHHS

The North Carolina and U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services teamed up for town hall on Jan. 22 to educate health care and IT professionals about managing cybersecurity threats and protecting patients.

North Carolina Celebrates 10 Years of Smoke-Free Restaurants

January marks the 10th anniversary of when North Carolina’s smoke-free restaurants and bars law went into effect. A decade later, the law remains the strongest in the Southeast.

Secretary Cohen, Leadership Celebrate NCDHHS Employees at Team Recognition Awards

Department of Health and Human Services employees from facilities and offices throughout North Carolina crowded into the Dorothea Dix Campus Haywood Gymnasium in Raleigh on Jan. 16 to celebrate the New Year and reaffirm the Department’s core values at the second annual NCDHHS Team Recognition Awards. 

NCDHHS, State Employees Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

State employees from across North Carolina, including many from the Department of Health and Human Services, attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony on Jan. 17 in Raleigh. The annual event commemorates the life of Dr. King and celebrates the value of public service. This year's ceremony featured former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to hold this federal appointment.

NC Mobile Disaster Hospital Supports Atlanta Community in State of Emergency

North Carolina’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) Mobile Disaster Hospital was deployed Dec. 16 to aid Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital after a burst water pipe damaged more than 200 rooms.

Report Shows Impact of NC Medicaid

The NC Medicaid Annual Report for State Fiscal Year 2019 is now available, offering a look at how NC Medicaid makes a difference in North Carolina.

NCDHHS Notes 2019 Accomplishments, Looks Ahead to 2020

As the NC Department of Health and Human Services gears up for 2020, we are reflecting on the many ways DHHS and its partners have improved the health, safety and well-being of communities across the state during 2019.

Be Vigilant; Watch for Social Security Telephone, Email Scams

The Social Security Administration reports that Social Security impersonation scams were on the rise in 2019 and have become the leading type of fraud reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Federal Trade Commission.

Traumatic Brain Injury Video Supported by DHHS Wins National Recognition

A North Carolina agency that developed a traumatic brain injury crisis management and de-escalation training video for first responders recently won national recognition for the project, which was funded by DHHS through a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living.

Bicycle Helmets Save Lives, Reduce Brain Injuries

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is partnering this year with the NC Department of Transportation and its annual Bicycle Helmet Initiative to reduce bicycle injuries and deaths. The initiative distributes free helmets through various agencies sponsoring bicycle safety events.