Newsletter Articles

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has honored Black Mountain business owner Charles Nembhard with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award.

Since joining DHHS in 2014, Safety Programs Director Martin Sinicki and his team have reduced workplace injuries within the Department of Health and Human Services by 28 percent, and lowered worker’s compensation costs by an astonishing $30 million.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and during this time attention turns to increasing public awareness surrounding the issues of children’s mental health and overall mental health. The goal is to reduce stigma that might be associated with seeking treatment and to provide resources for those seeking services, especially suicide prevention. 

For young adults struggling with mental health and substance use disorders, the transition to college can be challenging. To put that into perspective, more than 570,000 people in North Carolina – or 6.3 percent of North Carolinians over age 12 – are living with a substance use disorder.

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.

A Facebook page has been launched by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to better connect with North Carolina citizens, share Department news and highlight DHHS divisions and programs.

Several DHHS divisions joined the Lumbee Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program to celebrate Ability Day, their 10th anniversary of serving individuals with disabilities in its tribal territories.

Lori Herrick, an investigations consultant with DHHS’ Division of Child Development and Early Education, appeared on a recent episode of “Returning the Favor,” a Facebook show hosted by Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame. Herrick co-founded the Women Roofers Group, a group that fixes roofs for Rutherford County residents in need. 

This year's State Employees Combined Campaign is launching with an event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at downtown Raleigh's Bicentennial Mall to educate employees about their power of giving.

Strong, positive relationships with caring adults can pave the way for a child's success in school and life. The importance of those connections were discussed by a panel at the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan Summit held in Raleigh on Feb. 27.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the Toxicology Laboratory for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has received reaccreditation from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.

The Office of Rural Health's North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP) recently celebrated over 25 years of collaboration.

A documentary about Black ASL, the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities, was produced through a non-profit at NC State University and will be screened throughout North Carolina.

With Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership, DHHS wants to make sure the behavioral health care needs of beneficiaries are met, and that access to programs that provide people with resources.

North Carolina Medicaid, which ensures that nearly 2 million children, seniors and people with disabilities receive health care, finished the 2017 state fiscal year with more than $86 million in cash-on-hand. In addition to key improvements to the Medicaid program to combat the opioid crisis and improve overall accountability, it was the fourth straight year for Medicaid to close with savings.