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DHHS Shoutouts: June 6, 2019

Kody Kinsley, DHHS Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, recently joined a North Carolina delegation at the Appalachian Regional Commission Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC) in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Program for Students with Disabilities Honors Third Graduating Class

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program celebrated nine graduates during a ceremony held last month at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus.

Dr. Michelle Aurelius Named Chief Medical Examiner for North Carolina

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

Resources Available for Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care

The Division of Health Benefits’ Provider Services has developed a comprehensive plan to engage and support providers through the transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care. The plan includes both web resources and live interaction with providers.

Toxicology Lab Receives Two-year Reaccreditation from National Board

The NC Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the Toxicology Laboratory for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has received reaccreditation from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.

2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit

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

Public Health Branch Partners with NC Justice Academy to Improve Customer Service

A shared database system will be used by the Division of Public Health’s Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch and the North Carolina Justice Academy beginning July 1 to improve internal efficiencies and customer service through the class registration process for law enforcement officers in the state.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness: Partnerships and Prevention Strategies

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and during this time attention turns to increasing public awareness surrounding the issues of children’s mental health and overall mental health. The goal is to reduce stigma that might be associated with seeking treatment and to provide resources for those seeking services, especially suicide prevention. 

May Recognitions of DHHS Programs, Partners

During May, Governor Roy Cooper issued proclamations for numerous awareness efforts and causes the NC Department of Health and Human Services is involved in with the support of partners throughout the state.

DHHS Employees Celebrated at Employee Appreciation Event

DHHS employees were celebrated by department leadership during State Employee Recognition Week from May 5 to 11.