Newsletter Articles

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen and leaders and staff from across DHHS are reading to children to celebrate Week of the Young Child.

In a short time, Matthew Schwab has become a Project SEARCH success story for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, having secured internships at two divisions.

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Safety participated with federal, state and local partners in a multi-state Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness exercise Nov. 4–8, 2019.

NCDHHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) was recently awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help promote a public health approach to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

The Joslin Diabetes Center is a world-renowned center for diabetes treatment and research that is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes have long, healthy lives.

DHHS' Division of Human Resources partnered in 2016 with North Carolina State University's Office of Professional Development to plan a Management Development Certificate program for executive and mid-level managers. By the fall of 2017, a pilot program was in place.

DHHS Division of Health Service Regulation's Radiation Protection section's drone will be able to detect radiation, allowing its human handlers to remain safe distance away.

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

More Powerful NC, a public education campaign to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and empower North Carolinians to take action to address the epidemic in their homes and communities, launched in early April. 

Secretary Cohen Named One of Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, Richard, Marti Honored with 2019 NC Pediatric Society Awards, and more. 

DHHS held its first-ever Native American Heritage Month event on Nov. 20 featuring members of the Lumbee tribe from Robeson County who were dressed in full regalia and provided native singing, dancing and storytelling.

On Oct. 10, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen and members of the DHHS leadership team presented updates to two Joint Legislative Oversight Committees: Health and Human Services, and Medicaid and NC Health Choice.

Beginning April 1, DHHS and other state employees will no longer be able to access cloud services like DropBox, Google Drive and iCloud on the state network without an approved exception.

Dorothea Dix Park will host several events this summer and fall.

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.