Newsletter Articles

Every year, ticks and mosquitoes transmit infections to residents across North Carolina.

Black Mountain Promotes Recycling

The Social Security Administration reports that Social Security impersonation scams were on the rise in 2019 and have become the leading type of fraud reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Federal Trade Commission.

Governor Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., kicked off the Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit Tuesday morning and announced North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan. The plan is a living document that will be updated as progress is made on the opioid epidemic, and new issues and solutions arise.

Thirty-three Department of Health and Human Services employees were nominated for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence this year, one of the highest honors a state employee can receive.

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.

Marathon runner Charlie Engle ran through the Dorothea Dix Campus for 26 hours to raise awareness about recovery from addiction.

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.

Older Americans Month took center stage at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Campus on May 3 as the Division of Aging and Adult Services sponsored the Department of Health and Human Services’ monthly First Friday event.  

North Carolina's Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) Mobile Disaster Hospital was deployed Dec. 16 to aid Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital after a burst water pipe damaged more than 200 rooms.

Governor Roy Cooper and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., unveiled North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan this week at the Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services wants all North Carolinians to be as healthy as possible, and having health insurance is a big part of that. If you don’t have health coverage, the Department encourages you to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at by next week’s deadline of Friday, Dec. 15.

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

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has honored Dee's Power Up Cleaning Services founder Darlene Lane with a 2018 Small Business of the Year award.

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.