Newsletter Articles

Public health leaders from across the state assembled in Raleigh Jan. 23–24 to share goals and objectives to advance health equity in North Carolina in 2020 and beyond.

DHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education has opened a Nursing and Wellness Room at its main office in Raleigh.

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners doing positive work in their communities.

As Hurricane Irma brushes the state, public health officials are joining other statewide emergency response partners to provide resources and tools to local health departments promoting emergency preparedness in local communities. 

A paramedic program, volunteer center and the town of Mooresville were the winners of the Division of Aging and Adult Services' 25th annual Busse, Maddox and Messer Awards. The awards, handed out during January and February, recognize individuals or organizations that went above and beyond to help aging citizens in North Carolina.

The Department of Health and Human Services offers a toll-free help line for parents of and professionals who work with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

Flu season is here and DHHS wants you to be vaccinated! As in previous years, DHHS will be offering flu shot clinics for employees, their dependents, and eligible retired state employees.

NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, delivered the keynote address in early March to a group of nearly 200 social workers and social work students at the N.C. Museum of History as part of Social Work Advocacy Day.

North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0 builds upon the progress resulting from the initial version of the plan launched in June 2017.

Planchard Named to 2019-2020 Class for Leadership North Carolina; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services staffer Bobbie Chestnut was named Disability Advocate of the Year; DDS Employee to Appear on "Wheel of Fortune;" Public Health's Children & Youth Branch Volunteers for Habitat; Medicaid Employees Serve Senior Citizens; Medicaid Leader's Article on Improving Health and Health Care Delivery Published in Journal.

Four local WIC agencies were awarded the Loving Support Award of Excellence (LSA) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for exemplary breastfeeding support practices. The LSA was received by the local WIC programs in Clay, Gaston, New Hanover and Wilson counties.

Governor Roy Cooper and Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing leadership celebrated September as Deaf Awareness Month during an event at the capitol building on Sept. 6,

More than 1,000 adults and children have taken advantage of a program that offers reduced admission to low-income families who present an Electronic Benefits Transfer card at North Carolina aquariums.

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners for their accomplishments and doing positive work in their communities.

Rick Dickerson, a rehabilitation engineer with DHHS' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, received one of the Governor's Awards for Excellence at an Oct. 23 ceremony at the Museum of History in Raleigh for his response to a motor vehicle crash.