Newsletter Articles

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

DHHS marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Rural Health (ORH) is hosting six meetings across the state to gather stakeholder input regarding the J-1 Visa Waiver program and NC’s Loan Repayment and Incentive Programs under N.C. General Assembly Session Law HB 998.

Children and teens at risk of inadequate food when school is not in session may receive free, nutritious meals and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program beginning this month.

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.

Department of Health and Human Services employees from facilities and offices throughout North Carolina crowded into the Dorothea Dix Campus Haywood Gymnasium in Raleigh on Jan. 16 to celebrate the New Year and reaffirm the Department's core values at the second annual NCDHHS Team Recognition Awards.

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.

The Secretary's speech was part of a seminar held for professionals in the fields of Adult Protective Services, guardianship social work and addiction. It aimed to develop a basic knowledge of issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding the opioid crisis that particularly affect aging and vulnerable adults and their families.

The pinwheel gardens raise awareness for community activities that support families and public policies that prioritize preventing child abuse and neglect.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has honored Durham business owner David Tedrow with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award.

The risk for injury during and after a natural disaster is high. In preparation for future disaster response efforts, NCDHHS’ Immunization Program is providing booster doses of state-supplied tetanus vaccine to N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees working as disaster responders. 

The Early Childhood Action Plan for North Carolina launched in February with a vision to support the state’s young children so they grow up healthy in safe and nurturing families, schools and communities. 

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.

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.