Newsletter Articles

Secretary Cohen has been promoting the EveryBody Works NC campaign to raise awareness of resources available for employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities and for jobseekers with disabilities to find meaningful employment. 

The North Carolina Rehabilitation Association hosted their 23rd annual C. Odell Tyndall Legislative Breakfast on June 13 in the cafeteria of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. 

Employees of the NC Department of Health and Human Services have been part of a groundswell of neighbors across our state helping neighbors to recover from the devastating winds that sent trees crashing into homes and torrential rains that left some homes, businesses, parks and highways under water in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Florence on Sept. 14 and Michael on Oct. 11.

Susan Osborne, DHHS’ Assistant Secretary for County Operations, was recently awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Two new features have been enabled on that help DHHS improve communication with the people we serve. 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services celebrated Antibiotic Awareness Week by announcing the winners of the “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care Campaign' poster contest.

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper joined State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson at Wake County Human Services to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated against the flu.

The Adaptive Engineering Technology team at the Riddle Center designs, modifies and repairs specialty wheelchairs – most of which are very complex in function – and makes or modifies items such as helmets, splints and beds to assist residents with activities of daily living.

The Community Engagement and Empowerment team, a group within DHHS’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, works to connect communities with policymakers and help people advocate for themselves or for a family member. 

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don’t have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2019 coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15.

May is Stroke Awareness Month and a new Division of Public Health stroke prevention campaign, Small Steps, Bright Future, focuses on preventing stroke among African Americans who are at a disproportionate risk for stroke. 

The State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) is holding its kickoff event from 11am to 1pm August 2 at Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh. 

A simple battery interrupter assembled by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services intern Sarah Gachuz is bringing joy to children with disabilities who can now activate battery-operated toys that previously posed a challenge for them to turn on and off.

A team from Rowan County gave the top performance at this week's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.

The April 17 deadline for filing federal, state and local taxes is less than a month away and DHHS is sharing opportunities for taxpayers to receive assistance in filing their taxes and determine if their eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.