Newsletter Articles

The Governor's Awards for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee may receive. The annual award program is designed to acknowledge and express 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. The deadline for DHHS nominations for the North Carolina Governor's Awards for Excellence is March 12.

DHHS Office of Emergency Medical Services deployed their mobile surgical unit to St. Croix as the island recovers from two hurricanes.

The deadline for giving to the 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign has been extended to Dec. 14.

Governor Roy Cooper honored rehabilitation counselors for their work with people with disabilities in a proclamation that sets March 22 as “Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day” in North Carolina, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services is celebrating them too. 

The two-day Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit held last week served as an opportunity to reflect on progress made in North Carolina’s fight against the opioid epidemic and as a rallying cry to continue to invest in supporting communities through prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and overdose.