Newsletter Articles

Individual Placement Support Coalition Celebrates Getting People Back to Work

DHHS and partners across North Carolina are helping people get back to work through Individual Placement Support (IPS), a community-based service for adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who are entering or reentering the workforce. 

Secretary Delivered School Supplies to Lenoir County

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen joined Caswell Developmental Center Director Marsha Meadows and other DHHS employees on Aug. 20 to present school supplies donated by DHHS employees to Lenoir County Public Schools Superintendent Brent Williams.

DHHS Shoutouts: August 14, 2019

Black Mountain Promotes Recycling

Program Prepares Students with Visual Impairments for Future

DHHS’ Division of Services for the Blind recently celebrated the graduation of students with visual impairments from a program that helps them prepare for college and the workforce.

Wright School Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort

To create a more relaxing environment, Wright School has two therapy dogs to support the students and staff. 

Empowering Latino Parents for Healthier Families

Latino parents in Durham and Orange County are now feeling more empowered to effectively advocate for and support their children’s whole health, following participation in a new pilot project called Padres Efectivos, a DHHS-funded project at El Futuro. 

Host Home Program Supports Holistic Health for Durham Youth

Young adults in Durham and the surrounding Triangle region who are experiencing housing instability now have a place to turn for support thanks to the Host Home Program, an intervention funded by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and implemented by the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

2019 SECC Statewide Kickoff on Aug. 2

The State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) is holding its kickoff event from 11am to 1pm August 2 at Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh. 

Broughton Hospital Again Among Nation’s Most Beautiful Hospitals

Once more, NCDHHS' Broughton Hospital has been named a Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. Hospital employees, patients, community members, partners, stakeholders and other NCDHHS employees came together to cast their votes and see Broughton recognized for its historic beauty. Broughton ranked 13th and tallied 19,004 votes.

DHHS Shoutouts: July 18, 2019

Secretary Cohen Named One of Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, Richard, Marti Honored with 2019 NC Pediatric Society Awards, and more.