Newsletter Articles

Racial Equity, Health of Mothers and Newborns Drives Early Childhood Summit Discussion

Better supporting women before and after they give birth can help improve the health of babies in North Carolina. That was the focus of the first of three panel discussions at the North Carolina Early Childhood Summit on Feb. 27, as part of the launch of the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan.

Healthy Connections a Key to Future Success for Children

Strong, positive relationships with caring adults can pave the way for a child's success in school and life. The importance of those connections were discussed by a panel at the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan Summit held in Raleigh on Feb. 27.

Office of Minority Health Facilitates Panel on Equity and Health Among Young Children

The Office of Minority Health hosted a Child Health Equity Chat and Chew panel to discuss issues surrounding equity and health among young children on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Adams Building on Raleigh’s Dix Campus. 

Money Follows the Person Project Extended to Continue Community Transitions

A state project that helps Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities move into their own homes and communities with supports has been extended through Sept. 30, 2021. 

Safety Programs Team Reduces Workplace Injuries by 28 Percent, Cites $30 Million Saved in Additional Costs

Since joining DHHS in 2014, Safety Programs Director Martin Sinicki and his team have reduced workplace injuries within the Department of Health and Human Services by 28 percent, and lowered worker’s compensation costs by an astonishing $30 million.

NC Public Health Leaders' Conference Focuses on Healthy NC 2030 Goals, Objectives

Improving the health of Americans and North Carolinians was the focus of the North Carolina Public Health Leaders’ Conference that took place Jan. 24-25 in Raleigh. 

Division of Public Health Goes Red to Promote Women's Heart Health

DHHS’ Division of Public Health has “Gone Red” again this year with online messaging to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative to promote heart health and physical fitness.

DHHS Program Offers Tetanus Vaccines to NCDOT Employees Responding to Disasters

The risk for injury during and after a natural disaster is high. In preparation for future disaster response efforts, NCDHHS’ Immunization Program is providing booster doses of state-supplied tetanus vaccine to N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees working as disaster responders. 

DHHS Reviewing Feedback, Adjusting Early Childhood Action Plan Prior to Launch

More than 1,500 people from across the state have provided feedback on the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan, providing valuable input as the plan was drafted. The plan will be finalized and is expected to be shared with the public at the end of February.

State Employees Combined Campaign Overcomes Adversity to Exceed 2017 Total

The 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign has come to an end, raising $312,842 in donations. That’s more than 2017’s total of $304,312, despite two hurricanes creating hardship for employees.