Newsletter Articles

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.

The N.C. Department of Health and Health Services' Division of Aging and Adult Services and its partners recently collaborated on efforts to raise awareness about protecting elders across the state.

N.C. Public Health Division Director Danny Staley laid out a roadmap to a new strategic service model for public health, known as Public Health 3.0, at this year's North Carolina Health Leaders' Conference in Raleigh.

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.

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.

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 employees increased their giving for the 2017 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) donation drive, with donations exceeding 2016 totals by more than 10 percent.

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

Flu season is here and DHHS wants you to be vaccinated! As in previous years, DHHS will be offering flu shot clinics for employees, their dependents, and eligible retired state employees.

NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, delivered the keynote address in early March to a group of nearly 200 social workers and social work students at the N.C. Museum of History as part of Social Work Advocacy Day.

North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan 2.0 builds upon the progress resulting from the initial version of the plan launched in June 2017.

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