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With hearing loss on the rise as baby boomers enter their 60s and 70s, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed September as Deaf Awareness Month in North Carolina during a brief ceremony Sept. 5 attended by advocates for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Executive Mansion.

North Carolina has a long history of leading in early education. But panelists participating in the final session of the North Carolina Early Childhood Summit said we must do more to change early learning outcomes for all young children across the state—especially children of color.

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program celebrated nine graduates during a ceremony held last month at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus.

NC Department of Health and Human Services employees celebrated Diwali with Governor Roy Cooper and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen on the Dorothea Dix Campus.

The Project SEARCH Transition to Work Program recently graduated its first group of participants.

The Governor's Awards for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee may receive. The annual award program is designed to acknowledge and express appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties, but are in the nature of a major contribution reflecting credit on the person and state service. The deadline for DHHS nominations for the North Carolina Governor's Awards for Excellence is March 12.

DHHS Office of Emergency Medical Services deployed their mobile surgical unit to St. Croix as the island recovers from two hurricanes.

Division of Public Health employees participated in the N.C. Crunch event at the division’s Six Forks campus on Oct. 10. At the stroke of noon, a group of participants gathered outside and crunched into a North Carolina grown apple to celebrate National Farm to School Month and to promote local agriculture.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March 2018 as “Intellectual and Developmental Disability Awareness Month,” and in doing so commends North Carolinians living with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, as well as the organizations and agencies that work with them.

The opioid epidemic has been devastating to North Carolina, causing an average of five deaths in the state every day. North Carolina leaders, including Governor Roy Cooper, have taken steps over the past several years to address the epidemic in our state.

Eleven nurses from the Division of Public Health are among recipients of the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina award as part of the Centennial Anniversary of the Office of Public Health Nursing.

The goal of National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is to celebrate individuals in recovery and increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is partnering with a nonprofit alliance of tax software companies to provide free electronic tax filing services.

The Human & Social Web Applications Management Unit of DHHS’ Information Technology Division is helping DHHS’ Hearings & Appeals Section go paperless.

Open Enrollment is underway for state employees to sign up for the State Health Plan, NCFlex benefits and DHHS Supplemental Benefits Plan. But employees must take action soon! The enrollment period ends Oct. 31.