Newsletter Articles

Evelyn Foust and Belinda Pettiford, two longtime leaders in NCDHHS' Division of Public Health (DPH), were recognized by their peers for their accomplishments with Ronald H. Levine Legacy Awards.

A Facebook page has been launched by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to better connect with North Carolina citizens, share Department news and highlight DHHS divisions and programs.

DHHS' Division of Public Health partnered with the City of Raleigh Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1918 epidemic with an exhibit designed by COR Museum Research Educator Ed Longe that guides visitors through North Carolina's experience and response to the epidemic, and what science has learned about handling epidemics today and for the future.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Healthcare Association have awarded six North Carolina hospitals and health systems grants for a pilot program to combat the opioid crisis in North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper’s 2nd annual School Supply Drive wrapped up last month, with over 3,000 boxes of supplies collected for schools across the state by DHHS and state employees as well as residents.

Governor Roy Cooper, former Governor Jim Hunt, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, and other top leaders in early childhood came together to launch a detailed framework to galvanize coordinated, statewide public and private action to improve health, safety, family resilience and early learning outcomes for young children. 

Dr. Michelle Aurelius has been appointed Chief Medical Examiner for the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (NC OCME).

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of State Human Resources gathered to highlight the importance of improving accessibility in the workplace and stepping up recruitment of people with disabilities for state government jobs.

With Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership, DHHS wants to make sure the behavioral health care needs of beneficiaries are met, and that access to programs that provide people with resources.

The Division of Public Health has “Gone Red' again this year with a new online messaging campaign to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative and promote cardiovascular health and physical fitness.

DHHS celebrated joy at work during events at DHHS offices and facilities statewide throughout May to show appreciation to employees for their hard work.

NC Medicaid employees, contractors and business partners met on Aug. 29 for an afternoon hosted by Secretary Mandy Cohen to receive updates on the move to Medicaid Managed Care in North Carolina.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services agency that promotes independence and dignity for North Carolina’s older citizens, recently recognized the extraordinary works of an individual, a local government agency and a stakeholder’s group for their ongoing work to meet the needs of North Carolina’s older citizens. 

Back @ Home North Carolina, a program that connects disaster survivors with services and rental assistance to prevent homelessness, has generated national interest after helping 270 families find and sustain permanent housing after Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was recently honored for its work in implementing an electronic benefits transfer card (eWIC) and mobile app (Bnft) for participants.