Newsletter Articles

Too many children will return to the classroom without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To help students and teachers, Governor Roy Cooper has kicked off his annual School Supply Drive and is encouraging state employees and North Carolina residents to donate. 

More than 1,500 people from across the state have provided feedback on the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan, providing valuable input as the plan was drafted. The plan will be finalized and is expected to be shared with the public at the end of February.

Five named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown was featured on "Education Matters" discussing youth mental health and DHHS hosts Red Cross blood drive. 

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.

State employees from across North Carolina, including many from the Department of Health and Human Services, attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony on Jan. 17 in Raleigh. The annual event commemorates the life of Dr. King and celebrates the value of public service. This year's ceremony featured former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to hold this federal appointment.

The Everybody Works NC campaign was on display at this year's North Carolina State Fair, promoting the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce and raising awareness about the workforce partnerships that connect employers with the untapped labor force of people with disabilities.

The results of the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey were recently released to the Department, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.

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.

N.C. DHHS employees honored military personnel killed in action and deceased veterans prior to Memorial Day.

The Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) initiative provides an alternative to nursing facilities for low-income adults who meet Medicaid's criteria of needing nursing facility services but are able to live in a community setting. PACE is an adult day health program for seniors age 55 and up, and features medical care, meal services, physical therapy, activities, socialization, therapeutic recreation and restorative therapies in one location.

Women's and Children's Health Section Chief Kelly Kimple, MD, and Chronic Disease and Injury Section Chief Susan Kansagra, MD, researched and authored an article on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and neglect.