Newsletter Articles

Governor, DHHS Employees Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights

NC Department of Health and Human Services employees celebrated Diwali with Governor Roy Cooper and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen on the Dorothea Dix Campus.

DHHS Collaborates with OSHR to Recognize Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of State Human Resources gathered to highlight the importance of improving accessibility in the workplace and stepping up recruitment of people with disabilities for state government jobs.

DHHS Shoutouts: Oct. 9, 2019

Dr. Susan Kansagra Selected as President-elect of National Association of Chronic Disease Directors; DHHS Employee Competed in Singing Contest; Wilson County DSS Honored for Child Welfare Work; NC Medicaid’s Pharmacy Director Featured in Video Series; DHHS Works with DIT to Address Broadband and Health in Rural Areas; Medicaid Team Provides Cookies for Ronald McDonald House; Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities presented "Be-yond Black and White 2: A Discussion on LatinX Health and Engagement in North Carolina".

NC Farmworker Health Program Celebrates 25 Years of Partnerships

The Office of Rural Health’s North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP) recently celebrated over 25 years of collaboration.

New Report Supports NC’s Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the potential for integrating services addressing social needs and the social determinants of health into the delivery of health care to achieve better health outcomes and to address major challenges facing the U.S. health care system.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: How DHHS Is Supporting the Hispanic Community

Each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

DHHS Supports Students in Recovery from Substance Misuse

For young adults struggling with mental health and substance use disorders, the transition to college can be challenging. To put that into perspective, more than 570,000 people in North Carolina – or 6.3 percent of North Carolinians over age 12 – are living with a substance use disorder. 

DHHS Shoutouts: Sept. 23, 2019

A DHHS employee was a contestant in a singing competition; the Western Controller’s Office and Broughton Hospital collected school supplies; Dix Café celebrates one year; and DVRS and DSB staff present at Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

Peer Support Specialists Enhance Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery

To assist in the recovery of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, peer support specialists are being utilized more frequently throughout North Carolina and as part of programs and facilities operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Public Health Employee Heads Up a Relief Effort for Bahamas

Gremeko Stuart, an executive assistant with DHHS’ Division of Public Health, organized a relief effort to collect and deliver clothing and non-perishable items to the Hurricane Dorian damaged Bahamas.