Newsletter Articles

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.

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.

Since joining DHHS in 2014, Safety Programs Director Martin Sinicki and his team have reduced workplace injuries within the Department of Health and Human Services by 28 percent, and lowered worker’s compensation costs by an astonishing $30 million.

May 21, 2019 – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and during this time attention turns to increasing public awareness surrounding the issues of chil

Each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

News reports following this week’s Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit showed widespread interest in the bold plan to attack the opioid crisis that was announced by Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., and supported by Attorney General Josh Stein.

The Secretary's speech was part of a seminar held for professionals in the fields of Adult Protective Services, guardianship social work and addiction. It aimed to develop a basic knowledge of issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding the opioid crisis that particularly affect aging and vulnerable adults and their families.

A group of DHHS employees assisted when a woman was suffering from an overdose on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh.

The DHHS softball team has had a great season rolling into the playoffs. With a 14-2 record in the State Government Softball League, the team sits in first place as the playoffs began this week.

Strong, positive relationships with caring adults can pave the way for a child's success in school and life. The importance of those connections were discussed by a panel at the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan Summit held in Raleigh on Feb. 27.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the Toxicology Laboratory for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has received reaccreditation from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.

Dr. Susan Kansagra Selected as President-elect of National Association of Chronic Disease Directors; DHHS Employee Competed in Singing Contest; Wilson County DSS Honored for Child Welfare Work; NC Medicaid's Pharmacy Director Featured in Video Series; DHHS Works with DIT to Address Broadband and Health in Rural Areas; Medicaid Team Provides Cookies for Ronald McDonald House; Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities presented "Be-yond Black and White 2: A Discussion on LatinX Health and Engagement in North Carolina".

In an effort to hear directly from those served through North Carolina's public behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities system, the NC Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled six additional town hall listening sessions.