Newsletter Articles

Office of Rural Health Seeks Input on Programs to Aid Underserved Areas

The NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health (ORH) is hosting six meetings across the state to gather stakeholder input regarding the J-1 Visa Waiver program and NC’s Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs under N.C. General Assembly Session Law HB 998.

DHHS Shoutouts: Secretary Cohen Honored for Work on Medicaid Transformation; Report Highlights DHHS Work on Non-Medical Drivers of Health; Partners Honored for Health Work

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen was recently recognized as Digital Health's Biggest DC Champion "for her work to pass the nation's first Medicaid waiver, which incorporates social determinants of health, and for transitioning North Carolina's Medicaid program to a managed care model, which has resulted in a number of startups entering the state."

Medicaid Annual Report Released

The State Fiscal Year 2018 Medicaid Annual Report was issued in December, showcasing how Medicaid makes a difference to people and communities throughout North Carolina.

Team Recognition Awards Honor Employees That Demonstrate DHHS Values

Teams that sprang into action during and after Hurricane Florence, groups working on the transition to Medicaid Managed Care and those that work hard to increase joy in the workplace were among the 16 teams from throughout DHHS honored in mid-December with the first-ever Team Recognition Awards. 

DHHS Shoutouts: Medicaid Employees Help Florence Victims; Black Mountain Arts Therapist Profiled on UNC-TV; Holiday Events Held at Facilities; and More

Medicaid Employees Help Florence Victims; Black Mountain Arts Therapist Profiled on UNC-TV; Holiday Events Held at Facilities; and More

Pre-employment Transition Program Helps 70 Students in Western NC

Seventy students are being helped through a partnership between the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, area schools and Industrial Opportunities, Inc.

SECC Aims for $325,000 Goal Before Dec. 14 Deadline

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is looking to reach its goal of raising $325,000 for the State Employees Combined Campaign before Friday, Dec. 14.

North Carolinians Without Health Insurance Encouraged to Sign Up for Coverage

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don’t have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2019 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15.

Back@Home NC Supports Families Hit Hard by Hurricane Florence

Back@Home is helping families who don’t qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance but need housing assistance.

DHHS Shoutouts: DPH’s Foust, Mattson Receive Awards; NCATP Honored for Work on Online Course; Seniors’ Basketball Team with DHHS Coach, Players Wins State Finals

DPH’s Foust, Mattson Receive Awards; NCATP Honored for Work on Online Course; Seniors’ Basketball Team with DHHS Coach, Players Wins State Finals