Newsletter Articles

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with RTI International, local health departments, the Harm Reduction Coalition and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop collaborative solutions to opioid use and related public-health problems in eight western North Carolina counties.

The results of the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey were recently released to the Department, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.

With grant funding helping to facilitate connections, the TBI team hopes to make the process of recovery a little bit smoother. 

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen was recently recognized as Digital Health's Biggest DC Champion "for her work to pass the nation's first Medicaid waiver, which incorporates social determinants of health, and for transitioning North Carolina's Medicaid program to a managed care model, which has resulted in a number of startups entering the state."

April was Minority Health Month and DHHS noted the observance with activities throughout the month.

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen joined Caswell Developmental Center Director Marsha Meadows and other DHHS employees on Aug. 20 to present school supplies donated by DHHS employees to Lenoir County Public Schools Superintendent Brent Williams.

As the NC Department of Health and Human Services gears up for 2020, we are reflecting on the many ways DHHS and its partners have improved the health, safety and well-being of communities across the state during 2019.

News reports following this week’s Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit showed widespread interest in the bold plan to attack the opioid crisis that was announced by Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., and supported by Attorney General Josh Stein.

Thirty-three Department of Health and Human Services employees were nominated for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence this year, one of the highest honors a state employee can receive.

Women's and Children's Health Section Chief Kelly Kimple, MD, and Chronic Disease and Injury Section Chief Susan Kansagra, MD, researched and authored an article on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and neglect.

Too many children will return to the classroom without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To help students and teachers, Governor Roy Cooper has kicked off his annual School Supply Drive and is encouraging state employees and North Carolina residents to donate. 

More than 1,500 people from across the state have provided feedback on the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan, providing valuable input as the plan was drafted. The plan will be finalized and is expected to be shared with the public at the end of February.

Five named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown was featured on "Education Matters" discussing youth mental health and DHHS hosts Red Cross blood drive. 

Governor Roy Cooper recently issued proclamations for numerous awareness efforts and causes the NC Department of Health and Human Services is involved in with the support of partners throughout the state.

State employees from across North Carolina, including many from the Department of Health and Human Services, attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony on Jan. 17 in Raleigh. The annual event commemorates the life of Dr. King and celebrates the value of public service. This year's ceremony featured former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to hold this federal appointment.