Newsletter Articles

The Office of Minority Health hosted a Child Health Equity Chat and Chew panel to discuss issues surrounding equity and health among young children on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Adams Building on Raleigh’s Dix Campus. 

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.

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Two massive hurricanes that brought catastrophic damage to the Florida Keys (Irma) and Puerto Rico (Maria) have been receiving medical support from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

NCDHHS recognizes employees and partners doing positive work in their communities.

The Dix Café held its grand opening Friday to an enthusiastic crowd that sampled cinnamon buns, cake and drinks and admired the renovated space at 100 Cafeteria Road.

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. 

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

Four local WIC agencies were awarded the Loving Support Award of Excellence (LSA) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for exemplary breastfeeding support practices. The LSA was received by the local WIC programs in Clay, Gaston, New Hanover and Wilson counties.

N.C. DHHS employees honored military personnel killed in action and deceased veterans prior to Memorial Day.

Senior Director for Employment Services Claudia Horn and Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division Director Tara Myers each won the Director’s Award from the Marketing Association for Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (MARC). The awards were presented at the organization’s annual meeting and awards luncheon in October. MARC represents a consortium of 14 community rehabilitation programs that provide training and employment services for people with disabilities in western North Carolina.

The pinwheel gardens raise awareness for community activities that support families and public policies that prioritize preventing child abuse and neglect.

The Division of Social Services' Economic and Family Services section collected 292 pounds of food for the Inter-Faith Food Ministry, which supports programs that help feed low-income families through efforts like the Backpack Buddies.

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.