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NC Public Health Leaders' Conference Focuses on Healthy NC 2030 Goals, Objectives

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. 

Division of Public Health Goes Red to Promote Women's Heart Health

DHHS’ Division of Public Health has “Gone Red” again this year with online messaging to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative to promote heart health and physical fitness.

DHHS Program Offers Tetanus Vaccines to NCDOT Employees Responding to Disasters

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. 

DHHS Reviewing Feedback, Adjusting Early Childhood Action Plan Prior to Launch

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.

State Employees Combined Campaign Overcomes Adversity to Exceed 2017 Total

The 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign has come to an end, raising $312,842 in donations. That’s more than 2017’s total of $304,312, despite two hurricanes creating hardship for employees. 

Office of Rural Health Seeks Input on Programs to Aid Underserved Areas

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.

DHHS Shoutouts: Secretary Cohen Honored for Work on Medicaid Transformation; Report Highlights DHHS Work on Non-Medical Drivers of Health; Partners Honored for Health Work

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen was recently recognized as Digital Health's Biggest DC Champion "for her work to pass the nation's first Medicaid waiver, which incorporates social determinants of health, and for transitioning North Carolina's Medicaid program to a managed care model, which has resulted in a number of startups entering the state."

Medicaid Annual Report Released

The State Fiscal Year 2018 Medicaid Annual Report was issued in December, showcasing how Medicaid makes a difference to people and communities throughout North Carolina.

Team Recognition Awards Honor Employees That Demonstrate DHHS Values

Teams that sprang into action during and after Hurricane Florence, groups working on the transition to Medicaid Managed Care and those that work hard to increase joy in the workplace were among the 16 teams from throughout DHHS honored in mid-December with the first-ever Team Recognition Awards. 

DHHS Shoutouts: Medicaid Employees Help Florence Victims; Black Mountain Arts Therapist Profiled on UNC-TV; Holiday Events Held at Facilities; and More

Medicaid Employees Help Florence Victims; Black Mountain Arts Therapist Profiled on UNC-TV; Holiday Events Held at Facilities; and More