Newsletter Articles

Kody Kinsley, DHHS Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, recently joined a North Carolina delegation at the Appalachian Regional Commission Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC) in Knoxville, Tenn. 

Having health insurance is a big part of being healthy. If you don't have health coverage, consider enrolling for 2020 coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15, 2019.

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.

The N.C. Medicaid Office of Compliance and Program Integrity (OCPI), part of DHHS, and N.C. Department of Justice Medicaid Investigations Division (MID) held a joint training for their teams at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.

After nine months working on several cross-departmental projects, twenty-five employees graduated from the LeadershipDHHS program in a ceremony on May 15. 

The deadline for giving to the 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign has been extended to Dec. 14.

Governor Roy Cooper honored rehabilitation counselors for their work with people with disabilities in a proclamation that sets March 22 as “Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day” in North Carolina, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services is celebrating them too. 

The two-day Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit held last week served as an opportunity to reflect on progress made in North Carolina’s fight against the opioid epidemic and as a rallying cry to continue to invest in supporting communities through prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and overdose.

NCDHHS staff are mobilizing across divisions to make progress on North Carolina's Early Childhood Action Plan. Department leaders recently spent two days working in cross-sector teams to strategize and make plans to leverage and align work in three priority areas for 2020.

The Veterans Life Center, a residential program designed to improve the lives of veterans who are experiencing reintegration problems after serving in the military, held a grand opening on Aug. 1. The facility provides temporary housing and services to help veterans achieve self-reliance.

With Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership, DHHS wants to make sure the behavioral health care needs of beneficiaries are met, and that access to programs that provide people with resources.

A paramedic program, volunteer center and the town of Mooresville were the winners of the Division of Aging and Adult Services' 25th annual Busse, Maddox and Messer Awards. The awards, handed out during January and February, recognize individuals or organizations that went above and beyond to help aging citizens in North Carolina.

The Department of Health and Human Services offers a toll-free help line for parents of and professionals who work with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

In the spirit of “Neighbor Helping Neighbor', Governor Roy Cooper has authorized an expansion of Community Service Leave (CSL) Policy to allow state employees to use up to 40 hours of CSL for any Hurricane Florence-related volunteer activity.