Newsletter Articles

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, teams within the NC Department of Health and Human Services have worked to ensure telehealth is easier to use for both patients and providers.

Earlier this month, Project SEARCH celebrated eight graduating interns with a car parade and certificate ceremony. The program is part of a collaboration between NCDHHS and other groups to assist individuals with disabilities in learning job skills and finding long-term employment

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is celebrating the 100 th anniversary of North Carolina's vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, which supports people with disabilities as they prepare for, secure and advance in competitive employment in communities throughout the state.

Public health leaders from across the state assembled in Raleigh Jan. 23–24 to share goals and objectives to advance health equity in North Carolina in 2020 and beyond. 

DHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education has opened a Nursing and Wellness Room at its main office in Raleigh.

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners doing positive work in their communities.

As Hurricane Irma brushes the state, public health officials are joining other statewide emergency response partners to provide resources and tools to local health departments promoting emergency preparedness in local communities. 

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is partnering with a nonprofit alliance of tax software companies to provide free electronic tax filing services.

The Human & Social Web Applications Management Unit of DHHS’ Information Technology Division is helping DHHS’ Hearings & Appeals Section go paperless.

In the spirit of “Neighbor Helping Neighbor', Governor Roy Cooper has authorized an expansion of Community Service Leave (CSL) Policy to allow state employees to use up to 40 hours of CSL for any Hurricane Florence-related volunteer activity.

Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order to increase opportunities for fair wages, employment and careers for people with disabilities. 

Cherry Hospital Volunteer Services recently celebrated its participants at an Appreciation Reception. The hospital engages with both ongoing, registered volunteers and special event volunteers, which make a difference in the mental health treatment experience.

Four DHHS employees were recently honored with 2019 Governor's Awards for Excellence: Mindy Jane Coleman of Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center; Steven C. King of Broughton Hospital; Martha Swindell Brown of Cherry Hospital; and Dr. Susan M. Kansagra of the Division of Public Health.

The COVID-19 crisis has provided an important moment for NCDHHS' Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) to lead the country by offering innovative, digital professional development supports to all NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) teachers across the state. While in-person learning is strongly recommended for all NC Pre-K children, DCDEE is working proactively to ensure that families who may need to quarantine are able to continue to readily support their child's learning and stay aligned to their classmates.

Governor Roy Cooper and Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing leadership celebrated September as Deaf Awareness Month during an event at the capitol building on Sept. 6,