Newsletter Articles

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is looking to reach its goal of raising $325,000 for the State Employees Combined Campaign before Friday, Dec. 14.

Volunteers across DHHS observed Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting more than 5,000 Pinwheels for Prevention.

Young adults in Durham and the surrounding Triangle region who are experiencing housing instability now have a place to turn for support thanks to the Host Home Program, an intervention funded by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

OEMS Chief Mitchell Honored by Rescue and EMS Association; Gilliam Receives Leadership Award from Benchmarks; Tomlinson Elected Section Councilor for APHA's Oral Health Section; Emma Sandoe Featured as Co-author in Health Affairs; IDD Team Member Angelia Lightfoot Builds Partnerships.

The Everybody Works NC campaign was on display at this year's North Carolina State Fair, promoting the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce and raising awareness about the workforce partnerships that connect employers with the untapped labor force of people with disabilities.

Community Service Leave makes it possible for state employees to volunteer in non-profit, non-partisan community service organizations, schools, public universities, community colleges and state agencies. Community Service Leave also lets employees with children get involved in their schools.

Hope 4 NC helped provide behavioral health resources to areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Teams that sprang into action during and after Hurricane Florence, groups working on the transition to Medicaid Managed Care and those that work hard to increase joy in the workplace were among the 16 teams from throughout DHHS honored in mid-December with the first-ever Team Recognition Awards. 

As one way of helping the state drive toward the Early Childhood Action Plan goals, NCDHHS is sharing how leaders and advocates across the state are supporting young children in their communities.

DHHS’ Division of Services for the Blind recently celebrated the graduation of students with visual impairments from a program that helps them prepare for college and the workforce.

A North Carolina agency that developed a traumatic brain injury crisis management and de-escalation training video for first responders recently won national recognition for the project, which was funded by DHHS through a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living.

N.C. DHHS employees honored military personnel killed in action and deceased veterans prior to Memorial Day.

The Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) initiative provides an alternative to nursing facilities for low-income adults who meet Medicaid's criteria of needing nursing facility services but are able to live in a community setting. PACE is an adult day health program for seniors age 55 and up, and features medical care, meal services, physical therapy, activities, socialization, therapeutic recreation and restorative therapies in one location.

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

DHHS marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.