Newsletter Articles

Dr. Cara McComish, a Speech Language Pathologist at the NCDHHS' Durham Children’s Developmental Services Agency, co-authored an academic paper in March 2023 to help clinicians support children with pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). 

More than 61,000 services have been delivered to over 8,500 NC Medicaid members across 33 counties as part of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (NC HOP) since the program began in March 2022.

For NCDHHS’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the goal of helping people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence is often complicated by the fact that some 15 percent of their clients are justice-involved individuals. Through a partnership between VR and Dr. Crystal McIver’s Experience 180 nonprofit, Lee County’s network of service providers came together for the second annual Reentry Resource to Resource Network and Share event on April 25.

NCDHHS’ Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) was one of the key sponsors at this year’s DeafNation Expo held in Greensboro on April 15.

The application period is open for NCDHHS’ Historically Black College/University and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) Internship program's Fall Cohort. The HBCUs/MSIs Internship program, in coordination with the Division of Public Health, is a component of the department’s workforce development initiative that encourages college students to seek careers in public health and government.

The application period is open for NCDHHS’ Historically Black College/University and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) Internship program. The HBCUs/MSIs Internship program, in coordination with the Division of Public Health, is a component of the department’s workforce development initiative that encourages college students to seek careers in public health and government.

NCDHHS' Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) and Relay NC kicked off National Deaf History Month with Taste of Technology – an expo highlighting new technologies for DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Blind people.

Two NCDHHS leaders, Dr. Victoria Mobley and Larry Michael, were recently recognized by their peers for exemplary contributions to public health in North Carolina with the Ron H. Levine Public Health Award at the annual North Carolina Public Health Leader’s Conference on March 16 in Raleigh.

The NC Assistive Technology Program partnered with Solutions for Independence to host its first-ever Adaptive Recreation and Gaming Resource Fair on March 25 at Winston-Salem’s JDL Fast Track indoor track and field facility.

Gov. Cooper has declared April as the "Month of the Young Child" and April 1-7 as the "Week of the Young Child," encouraging all North Carolinians to support efforts that increase children and family access to high-quality early childhood education.

NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley spoke at the Employment First NC Anniversary Celebration on March 22 highlighting programs that help job seekers with disabilities gain resume-building skills and experience, expand professional networks, and prepare for in-demand careers.

North Carolina’s DeafBlind community is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a remarkable program called “iCanConnect,” which distributes at no charge to eligible North Carolinians with both hearing loss and vision loss specialized equipment and software designed to enable distance communication, such as over the telephone or in a meeting room.

Nearly 24,000 services have been delivered to nearly 3,000 NC Medicaid beneficiaries as part of the Healthy Opportunities Pilots since the program began in March 2022.

Gov. Cooper has proclaimed November as Diabetes Awareness Month, recognizing that more than 1 million adults report being diagnosed by a health care professional and more than 72,000 are estimated to be diagnosed with the disease annually in North Carolina. 

Two projects from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – the Energy Provider Portal and the Encounter Processing System – have been selected as finalists for the NC TECH Awards for the best use of technology. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program that recognizes innovation, growth and leadership in the tech sector and is presented by the NC TECH (North Carolina Technology Association).