Newsletter Articles

Peer Support Specialists Enhance Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery

To assist in the recovery of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, peer support specialists are being utilized more frequently throughout North Carolina and as part of programs and facilities operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Public Health Employee Heads Up a Relief Effort for Bahamas

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.

September Recognitions of DHHS Programs, Partners

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. 

DCDEE Opens Nursing, Wellness Room for Mothers

DHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education has opened a Nursing and Wellness Room at its main office in Raleigh.

Individual Placement Support Coalition Celebrates Getting People Back to Work

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. 

Secretary Delivered School Supplies to Lenoir County

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.

DHHS Shoutouts: August 14, 2019

Black Mountain Promotes Recycling

Program Prepares Students with Visual Impairments for Future

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.

Wright School Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort

To create a more relaxing environment, Wright School has two therapy dogs to support the students and staff. 

Empowering Latino Parents for Healthier Families

Latino parents in Durham and Orange County are now feeling more empowered to effectively advocate for and support their children’s whole health, following participation in a new pilot project called Padres Efectivos, a DHHS-funded project at El Futuro.