Newsletter Articles

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is celebrating the 100 th anniversary of North Carolina's vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, which supports people with disabilities as they prepare for, secure and advance in competitive employment in communities throughout the state.

Earlier this month, Project SEARCH celebrated eight graduating interns with a car parade and certificate ceremony. The program is part of a collaboration between NCDHHS and other groups to assist individuals with disabilities in learning job skills and finding long-term employment

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

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners doing positive work in their communities.

As Hurricane Irma brushes the state, public health officials are joining other statewide emergency response partners to provide resources and tools to local health departments promoting emergency preparedness in local communities. 

Secretary Cohen has been promoting the EveryBody Works NC campaign to raise awareness of resources available for employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities and for jobseekers with disabilities to find meaningful employment. 

The Community Engagement and Empowerment team, a group within DHHS’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, works to connect communities with policymakers and help people advocate for themselves or for a family member. 

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is looking to reach its goal of raising $325,000 for the State Employees Combined Campaign before Friday, Dec. 14.

Wright School recently completed a building renovation, which began in November 2017.

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

A North Carolina agency that developed a traumatic brain injury crisis management and de-escalation training video for first responders recently won national recognition for the project, which was funded by DHHS through a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living.

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper joined State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson at Wake County Human Services to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated against the flu.

DHHS' Division of Human Resources partnered in 2016 with North Carolina State University's Office of Professional Development to plan a Management Development Certificate program for executive and mid-level managers. By the fall of 2017, a pilot program was in place.

Hope 4 NC helped provide behavioral health resources to areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew.