Newsletter Articles

NC’s 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses Includes 11 from Division of Public Health

Eleven nurses from the Division of Public Health are among recipients of the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina award as part of the Centennial Anniversary of the Office of Public Health Nursing.

NC WIC Program Recognized with National IT Award for Benefits Card, Mobile App

North Carolina’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was recently honored for its work in implementing an electronic benefits transfer card (eWIC) and mobile app (Bnft) for participants.

North Carolinians Without Health Insurance Encouraged to Sign Up for Coverage

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don’t have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2020 coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15, 2019.

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.