Newsletter Articles

The NC Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health (ORH) is hosting six meetings across the state to gather stakeholder input regarding the J-1 Visa Waiver program and NC's Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs under N.C. General Assembly Session Law HB 998.

Children and teens at risk of inadequate food when school is not in session may receive free, nutritious meals and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program beginning this month.

DHHS and partners across North Carolina are helping people get back to work through Individual Placement Support (IPS), a community-based service for adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who are entering or reentering the workforce. 

The NC Medicaid Annual Report for State Fiscal Year 2019 is now available, offering a look at how NC Medicaid makes a difference in North Carolina.

Several data sources are being used by organizations, partners and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to help paint a clear picture of the opioid epidemic, combat the crisis and save lives.

Laketha M. Miller, the Director of the DHHS Office of the Controller, has been selected to receive the 2017 State Controller’s Fiscal Integrity Award. The award is presented to a state employee or agency that has demonstrated a record of exemplary adherence to the ethical principles of fiscal integrity and honesty, worked to sustain open government, and earned a reputation for fairness and service to the citizens of North Carolina.

Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, and DHHS employees participated in the inaugural 5 Factors 5K Walk & Run, held April 14 on the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has honored Durham business owner David Tedrow with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award.

The risk for injury during and after a natural disaster is high. In preparation for future disaster response efforts, NCDHHS’ Immunization Program is providing booster doses of state-supplied tetanus vaccine to N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees working as disaster responders. 

The Early Childhood Action Plan for North Carolina launched in February with a vision to support the state’s young children so they grow up healthy in safe and nurturing families, schools and communities. 

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.

Department of Health and Human Services employees from facilities and offices throughout North Carolina crowded into the Dorothea Dix Campus Haywood Gymnasium in Raleigh on Jan. 16 to celebrate the New Year and reaffirm the Department's core values at the second annual NCDHHS Team Recognition Awards.

North Carolina's efforts to address and improve maternal health across the state were the focus of a listening session held by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 27 in Raleigh.

The N.C. Department of Health and Health Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services and its partners recently collaborated on efforts to raise awareness about protecting elders across the state.

A team from DHHS' Division of Public Health placed second in the Tortoise Division in the 16th Miles for Wellness Challenge.