Newsletter Articles

The 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit is an event that allows North Carolinians to learn about solutions to address the opioid epidemic. 

The Office of Rural Health's North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP) recently celebrated over 25 years of collaboration.

A documentary about Black ASL, the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities, was produced through a non-profit at NC State University and will be screened throughout North Carolina.

Nearly 7,000 drug overdoses have been reversed in North Carolina since August 2013, thanks to an antidote for opioid overdoses called naloxone.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services wants all North Carolinians to be as healthy as possible, and having health insurance is a big part of that. If you don’t have health coverage, the Department encourages you to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at by next week’s deadline of Friday, Dec. 15.

Seven employees of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are among 17 from across state government honored recently for their years of public service.

The Division of Social Services' Economic and Family Services section collected 292 pounds of food for the Inter-Faith Food Ministry, which supports programs that help feed low-income families through efforts like the Backpack Buddies.

Governor Roy Cooper, former Governor Jim Hunt, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, and other top leaders in early childhood came together to launch a detailed framework to galvanize coordinated, statewide public and private action to improve health, safety, family resilience and early learning outcomes for young children. 

Dr. Michelle Aurelius has been appointed Chief Medical Examiner for the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (NC OCME).

NC Department of Health and Human Services employees celebrated Diwali with Governor Roy Cooper and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen on the Dorothea Dix Campus.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently announced strengthened contracts with Local Management Care Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) seeking improved outcomes for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance use disorder services.

Chris Hoke, Chief of the Division of Public Health's Office of Regulatory and Legal Affairs, was presented the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award on Jan. 18 during the statewide Public Health Leaders' Conference in Raleigh.

Lori Herrick, an investigations consultant with DHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education, appeared on a recent episode of “Returning the Favor,” a Facebook show hosted by Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame. Herrick co-founded the Women Roofers Group, a group that fixes roofs for Rutherford County residents in need. 

DPH's Dellapena, Foust Honored for Work; Broughton on List of Most Beautiful Hospitals in US; MFP Program Celebrates Milestone

The NC Department of Health and Human Services agency that promotes independence and dignity for North Carolina’s older citizens, recently recognized the extraordinary works of an individual, a local government agency and a stakeholder’s group for their ongoing work to meet the needs of North Carolina’s older citizens.