Newsletter Articles

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.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services wants all North Carolinians to be as healthy as possible, and having health insurance is a big part of that. If you don’t have health coverage, the Department encourages you to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at by next week’s deadline of Friday, Dec. 15.

A group of DHHS employees assisted when a woman was suffering from an overdose on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has honored Morehead City attorney Patrick Newman with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award.

Improving the health of Americans and North Carolinians was the focus of the North Carolina Public Health Leaders’ Conference that took place Jan. 24-25 in Raleigh. 

During May, Governor Roy Cooper 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.

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.

The North Carolina and U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services teamed up for town hall on Jan. 22 to educate health care and IT professionals about managing cybersecurity threats and protecting patients.

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.

Chris Hoke, Chief of the Division of Public Health's Office of Regulatory and Legal Affairs, was presented the Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award on Jan. 18 during the statewide Public Health Leaders' Conference in Raleigh.

The Office of Communications is pleased to share updated branding guidance for DHHS that replaces the “NC Tree' and uses the state seal.

The DHHS softball team has had a great season rolling into the playoffs. With a 14-2 record in the State Government Softball League, the team sits in first place as the playoffs began this week.

The Office of Minority Health hosted a Child Health Equity Chat and Chew panel to discuss issues surrounding equity and health among young children on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Adams Building on Raleigh’s Dix Campus. 

The 2019 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit is an event that allows North Carolinians to learn about solutions to address the opioid epidemic. 

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.