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Small Steps, Bright Future Campaign Aims to Reduce Risk of Stroke

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. 

Annual Breakfast Celebrates Success Stories of People with Disabilities

Born three months premature, Jesse Sykes was not expected to live longer than 24 hours. At age 2, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy related to her premature birth. Doctors recommended she be put into a wheelchair, but her mother disagreed.

More Powerful NC Campaign Launches in Effort to Educate Public About Opioids

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. 

DHHS Shoutouts: Osborne Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine; Vulmiri published in Health Affairs journal; and more

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

Eight DHHS Employees Honored with 2019 Caswell Awards

Eight NC Department of Health and Human Services employees received 2019 Richard Caswell Awards.

DHHS Leaders Celebrate Week of the Young Child

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

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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

Successful DHHS Partnership to Help Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Children Highlighted

Increased cooperation and cross-divisional partnerships were cited as essential to improving DHHS’ service to North Carolina families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children at the 2019 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, held March 5 in Chicago.

Social Workers Honored for Contributions to Well-Being of NC’s Children and Families

NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, delivered the keynote address in early March to a group of nearly 200 social workers and social work students at the N.C. Museum of History as part of Social Work Advocacy Day.

Governor Cooper Commends Rehabilitation Counselors for Their Work with People with Disabilities

Governor Roy Cooper honored rehabilitation counselors for their work with people with disabilities in a proclamation that sets March 22 as “Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day” in North Carolina, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services is celebrating them too.